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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Absorbing moisture (as from the air).

Usage examples (37)
  • This is known as hygroscopic moisture, or "water of condition".
  • The maximum limit of this water around a soil particle is known as the hygroscopic coefficient.
  • Moreover, hydrogen chloride is hygroscopic, that is a compound that absorbs the moisture from the air.
  • Both of these materials possess the disadvantage of being hygroscopic, that is, of readily absorbing moisture. for more
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