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desiccant

 [des´ĭ-kant]
1. promoting dryness.
2. an agent that promotes dryness.
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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

des·ic·cant

(des'i-kănt)
Agent that absorbs moisture; a drying agent.
Synonym(s): exsiccant.
[L. de-sicco, pp. -siccatus, to dry up]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Segmented-wheel systems work on the same principle as dual-bed dryers, with desiccants that first adsorb water from the air, and which are then heated to drive off the moisture before being cooled down prior to reuse.