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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hygroscopic  \Hy`gro*scop"ic\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  hygroscopique.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  or  indicated  by  the  hygroscope;  not 
  readily  manifest  to  the  senses  but  capable  of  detection 
  by  the  hygroscope;  as  glass  is  often  covered  with  a  film 
  of  hygroscopic  moisture. 
 
  2.  Having  the  property  of  readily  inbibing  moisture  from  the 
  atmosphere,  or  of  the  becoming  coated  with  a  thin  film  of 
  moisture,  as  glass,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hygroscopic 
  adj  :  absorbing  moisture  (as  from  the  air) 




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