hygroscopic

Definitions

General Science

Construction

  • Having the tendency to absorb and retain moisture from the air.

Electronics

  • Pertaining to a substance or material which absorbs or attracts moisture.
  • Pertaining to a substance or material whose properties change in the presence of moisture.

Food

  • Describes a substance that absorbs water from the atmosphere without necessarily showing any signs of damp, e.g. silica gel which is used to maintain a dry atmosphere over some foods
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