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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A container (as a glass jar) fitted with an airtight cover and containing at the bottom some agent (as calcium chloride) that removes moisture.

Usage examples (29)
  • After cooling in a desiccator, it is weighed again.
  • Reseal the desiccator and again exhaust, and subsequently admit dry sterile air as before.
  • Two big air conditioners and a desiccator run constantly to keep it at 50 degrees F, and 30% Rh.
  • It was then warmed on a water-oven, kept in a vacuum desiccator over solid paraffin, and the weight estimated. for more
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