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hygroscopic

 [hi″gro-skop´ik]
readily absorbing moisture.

hy·gro·scop·ic

(hī'grō-skop'ik),
Denoting a substance capable of readily absorbing and retaining moisture, for example, NaOH, CaCl2.

hygroscopic

/hy·gro·scop·ic/ (hi″gro-skop´ik) readily absorbing moisture.

hy·gro·scop·ic

(hī'grō-skop'ik)
Denoting a substance capable of readily absorbing and retaining moisture.

hygroscopic

water-absorbing

hy·gro·scop·ic

(hī'grō-skop'ik)
Denoting a substance capable of readily absorbing and retaining moisture; e.g., NaOH, CaCl2.

hygroscopic (hī´grōskop´ik),

adj having the property of absorbing moisture. When applied to gypsum products in contact with free water during their set, the resultant expansion is implied. See also expansion, hygroscopic.
hygroscopic investment,

hygroscopic

readily absorbing moisture.
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