from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The art of using the hygroscope.
- noun The art of making hygroscopes.
- noun The actual observation of the general condition of the atmosphere as to moistness or dryness.
- noun 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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- noun The
abilityof a substanceto attractand hold water moleculesfrom the surrounding environment.
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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).
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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