A substance, such as calcium oxide or silica gel, that has a high affinity for water and is used as a drying agent.
A substance having a great affinity for water and used as a drying agent.
A substance (such as calcium oxide or silica gel) that is used as a drying agent because of its high affinity to water.
Origin of desiccant
- From Latin dēsiccāns dēsiccant- present participle of dēsiccāre to desiccate desiccate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition