- 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.
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How to use desiccator in a sentence
The combined ether extracts were evaporated in a desiccator without heat.
The ester solution was then put in a vacuum desiccator over sulphuric acid and the alcohol evaporated.
The ether, on evaporation, left the ester which was crystallized from water and dried in a desiccator over sulphuric acid.
The residue was a tar which, on standing in a desiccator for some time, became dry enough to break into sticky lumps.
They were kept a day or two in a desiccator over sulphuric acid, but did not become completely dry.