- absorbing or attracting moisture from the air.
Origin of hygroscopic
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Historical Examples of hygroscopicity
Hygroscopicity and "working" are reduced but not eliminated by thorough drying.Seasoning of Wood
Joseph B. Wagner
The hygroscopicity of the sand of the coast of Jutland he found to be thirty-three per cent.Man and Nature
George P. Marsh
According to Seger this hygroscopicity distinguishes true clay from silt and dust.The Natural History of Clay
Alfred B. Searle
One of the physical properties of wool is its hygroscopicity or power of absorbing moisture.The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing
- (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.