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[hyoo-mek-tuh nt or, often, yoo-] /hyuˈmɛk tənt or, often, yu-/

a substance that absorbs or helps another substance retain moisture, as glycerol.
moistening; diluting.
of or relating to a humectant or humectants.
producing moisture
a substance added to another substance to keep it moist


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