Definition of Hygroscopic

1. Adjective. Absorbing moisture (as from the air).

Similar to: Absorbent, Absorptive
Derivative terms: Hygroscope



Definition of Hygroscopic

1. a. Of or pertaining to, or indicated by, the hygroscope; not readily manifest to the senses, but capable of detection by the hygroscope; as, glass is often covered with a film of hygroscopic moisture.

Definition of Hygroscopic

1. Adjective. (physics chemistry) Readily taking up and retaining water, especially from the atmosphere. ¹

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Definition of Hygroscopic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Hygroscopic

1. Pertaining to tissue or substance that is sensitive to water orwater vapor. Pertaining to a substance that accelerates the condensation of water vapor. Pertaining to water that iselectrostatically bound to the surface of dirt particles and is thereforeunavailable to plants. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hygroscopic

hygrometry
hygromycin
hygromycin-B kinase
hygromycin b
hygrophanous
hygrophilous
hygrophobia
hygrophoroid
hygrophthalmic
hygrophyte
hygrophytes
hygrophytic
hygroplasm
hygroscope
hygroscopes
hygroscopic (current term)
hygroscopic expansion
hygroscopically
hygroscopicities
hygroscopicity
hygroscopy
hygrosensation
hygrostat
hygrostatics
hygrostats
hygrostomia
hygrothermal
hygrothermograph
hying
hyke

Literary usage of Hygroscopic

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1. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"The hygroscopic movements, on the other hand, are not vital phenomena ; they occur in ... A. hygroscopic Movements Two quite distinct types of movement are ..."

2. The Principles of Soil Management by Thomas Lyttleton Lyon, Elmer Otterbein Fippin (1909)
"In other words, the hygroscopic moisture capacity of a soil represents that much ... hygroscopic water.—The amount of each of the three forms of soil water ..."

3. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1907)
"hygroscopic Quality.—Wool is more hygroscopic than any other fibre, ... The hygroscopic quality of wool is a subject of considerable importance in the ..."

4. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1896)
"200 hygroscopic Moisture.—The ordinary method of taking the hygroscopic moisture of ... The average hygroscopic moisture found by Mr. Wigner * The leaves of ..."

5. Applied and Economic Botany for Students in Technical and Agricultural by Wilfred William Robbins (1896)
"B. hygroscopic MOVEMENTS. The term hygroscopic applies to the unequal gain and loss of ... Under the category of hygroscopic movements belong the opening of ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"The device shown for preventing evaporation should be in duplicate, one to each limb; only one is shown, as an example. On the hygroscopic Action of Cotton. ..."

7. Irrigation Engineering by Arthur Powell Davis, Herbert Michael Wilson (1919)
"hygroscopic Water.—After the soil has been as thor- roughly dried as possible without the application of artificial heat, it still retains some water, ..."

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