Having a marked ability to accelerate the condensation of water vapour.
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[adj] - absorbing moisture (as from the air)
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Able to absorb moisture from air. For example, sodium hydroxide pellets are so hygroscopic that they dissolve in the water they absorb from the air. See also: Air, Water.
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Able to absorb moisture from air. For example, sodium hydroxide pellets are so hygroscopic that they dissolve in the water they absorb from the air.
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Capacity to absorb water.
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(1) Possessing a marked ability to accelerate the condensation of water vapor; applied to condensation nuclei composed of salts that yield aqueous solutions of a very low equilibrium vapor pressure compared with that of pure water at the same temperature. (2) Pertaining to a substance whose physical...
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Tending to absorb water vapor.
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Hy`gro·scop'ic adjective [ Confer French hygroscopique .] 1. Of or pertaining to, or indicated by, the hygroscope; not readily manifest to the senses, but capable of detection by the hygroscope; as, glass is often covered with a film of ...
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Pertaining to tissue or substance that is sensitive to water orwater vapor. ... Pertaining to a substance that accelerates the condensation of water vapor. ... Pertaining to water that iselectrostatically bound to the surface of dirt particles and is thereforeunavailable to plants. ... (09 Oct 1997)...
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adjective absorbing moisture (as from the air)
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(hi″gro-skop´ik) readily absorbing moisture.
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• (a.) Of or pertaining to, or indicated by, the hygroscope; not readily manifest to the senses, but capable of detection by the hygroscope; as, glass is often covered with a film of hygroscopic moisture. • (a.) Having the property of readily inbibing moisture from the atmosphere, or of th...
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