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desiccator

[ des-i-key-ter ]
/ ˈdɛs ɪˌkeɪ tər /
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noun
an apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc.
Chemistry.
  1. an apparatus for absorbing the moisture present in a chemical substance.
  2. an airtight, usually glass container containing calcium chloride or some other drying agent for absorbing the moisture of another substance placed in the container.
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Origin of desiccator

First recorded in 1830–40; desiccate + -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for desiccator

desiccator
/ (ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪtə) /

noun
any apparatus for drying milk, fruit, etc
an airtight box or jar containing a desiccant, used to dry chemicals and protect them from the water vapour in the atmosphere
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