Definition of hygroscope in English:


Line breaks: hygro|scope
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪgrə(ʊ)skəʊp


  • An instrument which gives an indication of the humidity of the air.
    More example sentences
    • The table below details the advantages and disadvantages of electric versus mechanical hygroscopes.
    • If moisturising is continuous over the hygroscope moisture content then flax can mould even during a couple of days.
    • Often the humidity required for bacteria to multiply is found on hygroscope materials.

More definitions of hygroscope

Definition of hygroscope in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody