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desiccant (s) (noun) desiccants (pl)
1. A substance that promotes drying; for example, calcium oxide or silica gel, absorbs water and is used to remove moisture: Desiccants have a high affinity for moisture and they are used as drying agents.
2. A drying agent or a soluble, or insoluble, chemical substance that has such a great affinity for water that it will abstract water from many fluid materials: Henry was looking for a desiccant that loses or causes the loss of moisture.
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