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

absorbing or attracting moisture from the air.
(of a substance) tending to absorb water from the air

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

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


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