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Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere.

hy′gro·scop′i·cal·ly adv.
hy′gro·sco·pic′i·ty (-skŏ-pĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


(ˌhaɪɡrəˈskɒpɪk) or


(Chemistry) (of a substance) tending to absorb water from the air
ˌhygroˈscopically adv
ˌhygroscoˈpicity n


(ˌhaɪ grəˈskɒp ɪk)

absorbing or attracting moisture from the air.
hy`gro•sco•pic′i•ty (-skoʊˈpɪs ɪ ti) n.


- Describing the ability or tendency of a material to take up moisture readily from the surrounding air or other moist materials.
See also related terms for materials.


Describes a substance which absorbs moisture from the air without becoming liquid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hygroscopic - absorbing moisture (as from the air)
absorbent, absorptive - having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.); "as absorbent as a sponge"


[ˌhaɪgrəˈskɒpɪk] adjigroscopico/a
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