desiccating or drying, as a medicine.
a desiccant substance or agent.
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How to use desiccant in a sentence
Even if food-related uses are probably out, there are still plenty of ways to safely reuse the desiccant and keep it out of landfills and waterways for a bit longer after reactivating the packets.
The desiccant absorbs it, keeping the glass clear — until the desiccant stops working.Cloudy double-pane windows are to be expected with time | Jeanne Huber | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Alive or dead, the gunk was the most powerful desiccant I'd ever heard of.The Water Eater | Win Marks
British Dictionary definitions for desiccant
desiccating or drying
a substance, such as calcium oxide, that absorbs water and is used to remove moisture; a drying agent
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