from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An arrangement for drying moist substances, generally consisting of an apartment through which heated air passes, and which may also contain sulphuric acid, quicklime, or other absorbents.
  • noun In chem., a vessel having a tightly fitting cover and containing strong sulphuric acid or other absorbent of moisture, in which chemical preparations are dried, or crucibles, etc., are allowed to cool before weighing. Also desiccator.

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

  • noun (Chem.) An apparatus for drying substances or preserving them from moisture; a desiccator; also, less frequently, an agent employed to absorb moisture, as calcium chloride, or concentrated sulphuric acid.

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

  • noun dated a desiccator


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