Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which desiccates or dries.
  • noun Same as exsiccator.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, desiccates.
  • noun (Chem.) A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as sulphuric acid, phosphorus pentoxide, or calcium chloride, above which is supported on a perforated platform the material to be dried, or preserved from moisture.
  • noun A machine or apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc., usually by the aid of heat; an evaporator.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A closed glass vessel containing a desiccant (such as silica gel) used in laboratories for drying materials or for keeping them dry

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Examples

  • On my first day, Professor Hirata brought out a large vacuum desiccator and said, "This contains dried Cypridina."

    Osamu Shimomura - Autobiography

  • Two big air conditioners and a desiccator run constantly to keep it at 50 degrees F, and 30% Rh.

    Fieldtrip!

  • Two big air conditioners and a desiccator run constantly to keep it at 50 degrees F, and 30% Rh.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The bottle is capped with its tight-fitting stopper when it is outside the desiccator so that moisture won't get inside.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • This is how I learned to do it way back when: First, you dry the empty bottle to a constant weight, then you add the substance to be weighed in it and place the bottle in a desiccator until its weight stops changing.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • This is how I learned to do it way back when: First, you dry the empty bottle to a constant weight, then you add the substance to be weighed in it and place the bottle in a desiccator until its weight stops changing.

    A chemistry set for tiny chemists

  • The bottle is capped with its tight-fitting stopper when it is outside the desiccator so that moisture won't get inside.

    A chemistry set for tiny chemists

  • It was, however, found impossible to obtain any crystallisation from the neutralised (BaCO_ {3}) and concentrated solution, the syrup being kept for some weeks in a desiccator.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • It was then warmed on a water-oven, kept in a vacuum desiccator over solid paraffin, and the weight estimated.

    Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900

  • I have kept one very conveniently in a vacuum desiccator over phosphorus pentoxide, but if of any size, the condenser deserves a box to itself, and this must be air-tight and provided with a drying reagent, so arranged that it can be removed through a manhole of some sort.

    On Laboratory Arts

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