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humectant

 [hu-mek´tant]
1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt),
1. Moistening.
2. A substance used to obtain a moistening effect (for example, glycerin solution).

humectant

/hu·mec·tant/ (hu-mek´tant)
1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.

humectant

[hyo̅o̅mek′tənt]
a substance that promotes retention of moisture.

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt)
An agent that promotes retention of moisture; a substance added to a powder, e.g., a dentifrice, to prevent hardening on exposure to air.
[L. humectus, moist, fr. humor, moisture]

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt)
Agent that promotes retention of moisture; added to prevent hardening.
[L. humectus, moist, fr. humor, moisture]

humectant

1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.
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Table 4 summarizes the surface colour of duck jerky manufactured with different humectants.
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Choose a perfume- free moisturiser and check the ingredients list for moisture-trapping humectants like glycerin and panthenol.
The section includes separate headings for acidulants, antioxidants, cereal products, colours, curing compounds, dietary supplements, emulsifiers and stabilisers, enzymes, fats and oils, fish products, flavours, fruit products, humectants, meat products, milk products, preservatives, sweeteneres, vegetable products and viscositx, controllers.
There is also a host of casing materials and humectants used to hold moisture, replace sugars lost during the curing of tobacco, and make smoke smoother and milder.
b) Food Additives: Emulsifiers, stabilizers, thickening agents, flavours, humectants, leavening agents, colours, preservatives, antifoaming agents, sequestering agents and buffering agents, etc.
Proteins adsorb readily onto the surface of skin and hair and are generally hygroscopic, meaning they attract water molecules from the air to act as humectants.
The lotion is formulated with a balance of humectants and occlusives so that the spray does not feel sticky.