Hygroscopic meaning

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Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere.
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The definition of hygroscopic is the property of absorbing moisture from the air.

An example of hygroscopic is what makes honey have a long shelf life from pulling moisture out of the air.

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Attracting or absorbing moisture from the air.
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Changed or altered by the absorption of moisture.
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Relating to a compound that easily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere.
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(physics, chemistry) Readily taking up and retaining water, especially from the atmosphere.
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Origin of hygroscopic

  • From French hygroscopique

    From Wiktionary