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n. - A substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture).

Usage examples (37)
  • Prepackaged desiccant is most commonly used to remove humidity that would normally degrade or even destroy products sensitive to moisture.
  • Well, many of the little meal packs dropped on Afghanistan contained one of those packets (called a desiccant) to keep the food fresh.
  • You may be able to locate some kind of desiccant at a nearby medical clinic.
  • Fine sand will work as a desiccant to dry your fly. for more
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