Definition of hygroscope in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪɡrə(ʊ)skəʊp/


An instrument which gives an indication of the humidity of the air.
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.

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