An example of hygroscopic is what makes honey have a long shelf life from pulling moisture out of the air.
- attracting or absorbing moisture from the air
- changed or altered by the absorption of moisture
Origin of hygroscopicfrom hygroscope, early instrument for detecting change in humidity ( from hygro- + -scope) + -ic
(comparative more hygroscopic, superlative most hygroscopic)
From French hygroscopique