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humectant

[hyü′mek·tənt]
(chemistry)
A substance which absorbs or retains moisture; examples are glycerol, propylene glycol, and sorbitol; used in preparing confectioneries and dried fruit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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