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desiccant


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desiccant  \De*sic"cant\,  a.  [L.  desiccans,  p.  pr  of  desiccare. 
  See  {Desiccate}.] 
  Drying;  desiccative.  --  n.  (Med.)  A  medicine  or  application 
  for  drying  up  a  sore.  --Wiseman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  desiccant 
  n  :  a  substance  (such  as  calcium  oxide)  that  absorbs  water  and 
  is  used  to  remove  moisture  [syn:  {drying  agent}] 




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