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hygroscopic

(of a substance) tending to absorb water from the air

hygroscopic

[¦hī·grə¦skäp·ik]
(botany)
Being sensitive to moisture, such as certain tissues.
(chemistry)
Possessing a marked ability to accelerate the condensation of water vapor; applied to condensation nuclei composed of salts which yield aqueous solutions of a very low equilibrium vapor pressure compared with that of pure water at the same temperature.
Pertaining to a substance whose physical characteristics are appreciably altered by effects of water vapor.
Pertaining to water absorbed by dry soil minerals from the atmosphere; the amounts depend on the physicochemical character of the surfaces, and increase with rising relative humidity.

hygroscopic

Readily absorbing and retaining moisture from the air.
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