hygroscopic

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adjective hy·gro·scop·ic \ˌhī-grə-ˈskä-pik\

Definition of hygroscopic

  1. 1 :  readily taking up and retaining moisture hygroscopic soils

  2. 2 :  taken up and retained under some conditions of humidity and temperature hygroscopic water in clay

hygroscopicity

play \ˌhī-grə-(ˌ)skä-ˈpi-sə-tē\ noun

Origin and Etymology of hygroscopic

hygroscope, an instrument showing changes in humidity + 1-ic; from the use of such materials in the hygroscope


First Known Use: 1790

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hygroscopic

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adjective hy·gro·scop·ic \ˌhī-grə-ˈskäp-ik\

Medical Definition of hygroscopic

  1. :  readily taking up and retaining moisture glycerol is hygroscopic

hygroscopicity

\-(ˌ)skäp-ˈis-ət-ē\play noun plural

hygroscopicities

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