Desiccant meaning

dĕsĭ-kənt
A substance, such as calcium oxide or silica gel, that has a high affinity for water and is used as a drying agent.
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Drying.
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A substance having a great affinity for water and used as a drying agent.
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A substance (such as calcium oxide or silica gel) that is used as a drying agent because of its high affinity to water.
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Causing dryness.
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Origin of desiccant

  • From Latin dēsiccāns dēsiccant- present participle of dēsiccāre to desiccate desiccate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition