desiccator definition

  • noun:
    • A closed glass vessel containing a desiccant (including silica gel) found in laboratories for drying materials or for maintaining them dry
    • a person who, or that which, desiccates.
    • A short cup container fitted with an air-tight address, and containing some desiccating representative, as sulphuric acid, phosphorus pentoxide, or calcium chloride, above which will be supported on a perforated platform the materials to be dried out, or maintained from dampness.
    • a device or equipment for drying out good fresh fruit, milk, etc., usually because of the help of temperature; an evaporator.
    • person who or what desiccates or dries.
    • Same as exsiccator.

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