absorbing or attracting moisture from the air.
Related formshy·gro·scop·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·gro·sco·pic·i·ty [hahy-gruh-skoh-pis-i-tee] /ˌhaɪ grə skoʊˈpɪs ɪ ti/, nounnon·hy·gro·scop·ic, adjectivenon·hy·gro·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Hygroscopicity and "working" are reduced but not eliminated by thorough drying.
The hygroscopicity of the sand of the coast of Jutland he found to be thirty-three per cent.
According to Seger this hygroscopicity distinguishes true clay from silt and dust.
One of the physical properties of wool is its hygroscopicity or power of absorbing moisture.
British Dictionary definitions for hygroscopicity
Derived Formshygroscopically, adverbhygroscopicity (ˌhaɪɡrəskəʊˈpɪsɪtɪ), noun
(of a substance) tending to absorb water from the air
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hygroscopicity in Medicine
Readily absorbing moisture, as from the atmosphere.
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hygroscopicity in Science
Relating to a compound that easily absorbs moisture from the atmosphere.
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