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desiccant

 [des´ĭ-kant]
1. promoting dryness.
2. an agent that promotes dryness.

des·ic·cant

(des'i-kant),
1. Drying; causing or promoting dryness. Synonym(s): desiccative
2. An agent that absorbs moisture; a drying agent. Synonym(s): desiccator (1)
Synonym(s): exsiccant
[L. de-sicco, pp. -siccatus, to dry up]

desiccant

/des·ic·cant/ (des´ĭ-kant)
1. promoting dryness.
2. an agent that promotes dryness.

desiccant

[des′ikənt]
Etymology: L, desiccare, to dry thoroughly
any agent or procedure that promotes drying or causes a substance to dry up. Also called exsiccant, siccant.

des·ic·cant

(des'i-kănt)
1. Drying; causing or promoting dryness.
Synonym(s): desiccative.
2. An agent that absorbs moisture; a drying agent.
Synonym(s): exsiccant.
[L. de-sicco, pp. -siccatus, to dry up]

desiccant

drying agent

des·ic·cant

(des'i-kănt)
Agent that absorbs moisture; a drying agent.
Synonym(s): exsiccant.
[L. de-sicco, pp. -siccatus, to dry up]

desiccant

1. promoting dryness.
2. an agent that promotes dryness.
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