hygroscopicity love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the character of being hygroscopic; the property possessed by vegetable tissues of absorbing or discharging moisture, and expanding or shrinking accordingly.

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

  • noun (Bot.) The property possessed by vegetable tissues of absorbing or discharging moisture according to circumstances.

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

  • noun uncountable The state of being hygroscopic.
  • noun countable The degree to which a substance is hygroscopic.

Etymologies

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hygroscopic +‎ -ity

Examples

  • Such a hydrogen peroxide-water mixture would be a perfect adaptation mechanism for Martian organisms, because it would also convey antifreeze properties-down to - 56°C-and hygroscopicity, which is the ability to attract water molecules directly from the atmosphere, like honey or sugar does.

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  • Such a hydrogen peroxide-water mixture would be a perfect adaptation mechanism for Martian organisms, because it would also convey antifreeze properties-down to - 56°C-and hygroscopicity, which is the ability to attract water molecules directly from the atmosphere, like honey or sugar does.

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  • However, the numerically estimated ratio of dry and wet deposition fluxes is highly model-dependent, as a result of different parameterizations of the deposition processes, assumed hygroscopicity, and particle size distribution.

    Global dust budget

  • · Without considering the many exceptions, the main properties of timber are: relative low density compared with other standard building materials; high strength: weight ratio with the highest tensile and compressive strengths displayed parallel to the grain; elasticity; low thermal conductivity; growth irregularities; tendency to absorb and release moisture (hygroscopicity); combustibility; renewability.

    Chapter 4

  • Exposure in dry air to a temperature of 300 degrees Fahrenheit for a short time reduces but does not destroy the hygroscopicity, and with it the tendency to shrink and swell.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • It does not keep for more than from ten to fifteen days, owing to the hygroscopicity of the iron compound.

    Photographic Reproduction Processes

  • Immersion, and still more boiling and steaming, reduce the hygroscopicity of wood and therefore also the troublesome

    Seasoning of Wood

  • Neither hygroscopicity, _i. e._, the capacity of taking up water, nor shrinkage of wood can be overcome by drying at temperatures below 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • This moisture which goes into the cell walls hygroscopic moisture, and the property which the wood substance has of taking on hygroscopic moisture is termed hygroscopicity.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • The exact effect which roasting with sugars has upon the flavor is not well understood; but it is known that it causes the beans to absorb more moisture, due to the hygroscopicity of the caramel formed.

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