- an apparatus for absorbing the moisture present in a chemical substance.
- an airtight, usually glass container containing calcium chloride or some other drying agent for absorbing the moisture of another substance placed in the container.
Origin of desiccator
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Cool in the desiccator, and weigh as quickly as possible when cold.
Liquids are dried either by means of the desiccator, or, as is more usual, by shaking with a substance which removes the water.
They were kept a day or two in a desiccator over sulphuric acid, but did not become completely dry.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)|William Anderson Syme
The weighing-tube with the ore must be marked, and kept in a desiccator.
After ignition, it is allowed to cool in a desiccator and then weighed.