silica gel

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a form of silica capable of absorbing large quantities of water, used to keep electronic apparatus, etc., dry

Construction

  • A drying agent made from a form of silica. See also synthetic silica.

Electronics

  • A gelatinous form of silica utilized as a drying agent. Used, for instance, to help protect devices and instruments from moisture.

Food

  • noun silicon dioxide in a form that absorbs water from the air, used as a drying agent and anticaking agent
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