Definitions

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  • n. The ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of using the hygroscope.
  • n. The art of making hygroscopes.
  • n. The actual observation of the general condition of the atmosphere as to moistness or dryness.
  • n. The art of making the presence of aqueous vapor apparent by some one of its visible effects, such as cloud, haze, change of color, change of form or shape, expansion, etc.

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Examples

  • Amongst the issues that could affect stevia material is hygroscopy.

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  • After 2 h, when the viscosity of the honeydew was reduced through hygroscopy, approximately 0.5 µl honeydew was collected with 5 µl micropipettes (Blaubrand, intra Mark).

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  • Pure, water-free acetic acid (glacial acetic acid) is a colourless liquid that absorbs water from the environment (hygroscopy), and freezes at 16.7 °C

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