- absorbing or attracting moisture from the air.
Origin of hygroscopic
Examples from the Web for hygroscopic
Historical Examples of hygroscopic
The phloroglucide is hygroscopic, and must be weighed out of contact with the air.
The hygroscopic moisture of the product is lowered from 10-11 p.ct.
The author has used hydroscopic in place of hygroscopic throughout.Jaros Hygienic Wear
This combination is hygroscopic, anodyne and antiseptic and is easily applied.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
When fresh they contain considerable water, and at all times are hygroscopic.
- (of a substance) tending to absorb water from the air
- Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere.
- Relating to a compound that easily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere.