Hygroscopic



[hahy-gruh-skop-ik] /ˌhaɪ grəˈskɒp ɪk/

adjective
1.
absorbing or attracting moisture from the air.
/ˌhaɪɡrəˈskɒpɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a substance) tending to absorb water from the air
adj.

1775, from hygroscope (1660s), from hygro- + -scope.

hygroscopic hy·gro·scop·ic (hī’grə-skŏp’ĭk)
adj.
Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere.
hygroscopic
(hī’grə-skŏp’ĭk)
Relating to a compound that easily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere.

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