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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.]
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(Chemistry) desiccating or drying
(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]
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des•ic•cant(ˈdɛs ɪ kənt)
1. desiccating or drying.n.
2. a desiccant substance or agent.
[1670–80; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||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
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desiccant[ˈdesɪkənt] N → secante m
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a. desecante, que tiene la propiedad de secar.
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