- an apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc.
- 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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Historical Examples of desiccator
The vessel is allowed to cool in a desiccator, and is then weighed as quickly as possible.Legal Chemistry
After ignition, it is allowed to cool in a desiccator and then weighed.
The combined ether extracts were evaporated in a desiccator without heat.
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.
- 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