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des·ic·cant

 (dĕs′ĭ-kənt)
n.
A substance, such as calcium oxide or silica gel, that has a high affinity for water and is used as a drying agent.

[From Latin dēsiccāns, dēsiccant-, present participle of dēsiccāre, to desiccate; see desiccate.]

des′ic·cant adj.

desiccant

(ˈdɛsɪkənt)
adj
(Chemistry) desiccating or drying
n
(Chemistry) a substance, such as calcium oxide, that absorbs water and is used to remove moisture; a drying agent
[C17: from Latin dēsiccāns drying up; see desiccate]

des•ic•cant

(ˈdɛs ɪ kənt)

adj.
1. desiccating or drying.
n.
2. a desiccant substance or agent.
[1670–80; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desiccant - a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
Translations

desiccant

[ˈdesɪkənt] Nsecante m

des·ic·cant

a. desecante, que tiene la propiedad de secar.
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