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hygro-(word root) wet
Examples of words with the root hygro-: hygrometer
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Moisture; humidity: hygroscope.
[From Greek hugros, wet, moist.]
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hygro-or before a vowel
(Physical Geography) indicating moisture: hygrometer.
[from Greek hugros wet]
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a combining form meaning “wet,” “moist,” “moisture”: hygrometer.
[< Greek, comb. form of hygrós wet, moist]
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