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Adjective hygroscopic has 1 sense
  1. hygroscopic - absorbing moisture (as from the air)
    nonabsorbent, nonabsorptive (indirect, via absorbent)

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Term: Hygroscopic


Hygroscopic is an adjective that describes a substance's ability to attract and retain moisture from the surrounding environment.


  • Sense 1: Having a strong affinity for moisture.
  • Sense 2: Easily absorbing or adsorbing water or moisture.


  • Usage 1: In chemistry, hygroscopic substances are often utilized as drying agents.
  • Usage 2: Hygroscopic materials are commonly used in packaging to prevent moisture damage.
  • Usage 3: The hygroscopic nature of salt causes it to clump together in humid conditions.
  • Usage 4: Wooden furniture can warp and swell due to its hygroscopic properties.

Sample Sentences:

  1. After being exposed to the air, the hygroscopic silica gel beads quickly absorbed the surrounding moisture.
  2. The hygroscopic nature of the cotton cloth made it perfect for drying wet dishes.
  3. The hygroscopic properties of the soil allowed the plants to retain water for a longer period of time.
  4. Wearing a hygroscopic fabric shirt helped keep me cool during the hot and humid summer.

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