desiccant

desiccant
[1] A drying agent (silica gel or a similar substance) used in refrigeration or air conditioning systems to remove excess moisture from refrigerant vapour
[2] Substance used to collect and hold moisture in refrigerating system. A drying agent. Common desiccants are activated alumina and silica gel.

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  • Desiccant — De*sic cant, a. [L. desiccans, p. pr. of desiccare. See {Desiccate}.] Drying; desiccative. n. (Med.) A medicine or application for drying up a sore. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desiccant — [des′i kənt] adj. [L desiccans, prp. of desiccare: see DESICCATE] drying n. a substance having a great affinity for water and used as a drying agent …   English World dictionary

  • Desiccant — Silica gel A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that induces or sustains a state of dryness (desiccation) in its local vicinity in a moderately well sealed container. Commonly encountered pre packaged desiccants are solids, and work through… …   Wikipedia

  • desiccant — /des i keuhnt/, adj. 1. desiccating or drying, as a medicine. n. 2. a desiccant substance or agent. [1670 80; < L desiccant , s. of desiccans, prp. of desiccare to dry up. See DESICCATE, ANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • desiccant — 1. Drying; causing or promoting dryness. SYN: desiccative. 2. An agent that absorbs moisture; a drying agent. SYN: desiccator (1). SYN: exsiccant. [L. de sicco, pp. siccatus, to dry up] * * * des·ic·cant des i kənt adj tending to dry or desiccate …   Medical dictionary

  • desiccant — des•ic•cant [[t]ˈdɛs ɪ kənt[/t]] adj. 1) chem. pha desiccating or drying 2) chem. pha a desiccant substance or agent • Etymology: 1670–80; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • desiccant — /ˈdɛsəkənt/ (say desuhkuhnt) adjective 1. desiccating or drying, as a medicine. –noun 2. a desiccant substance or agent …  

  • desiccant — desikantas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiaga, prijungianti vandenį (džioviklis). atitikmenys: angl. desiccant rus. десикант …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • desiccant — desikantas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Preparatas, spartinantis augalų antžeminės dalies džiūvimą. atitikmenys: angl. desiccant rus. десикант …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • desiccant — desikantas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Chemikalas, kuriuo nupurškus pagreitinamas antžeminės augalo dalies džiūvimas. atitikmenys: angl. desiccant rus. десикант …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • desiccant bags — Cloth bags containing any absorbent material, usually a silica ground desiccant or silica gel, placed alongside an engine or component that is being put away for long term storage. The bag absorbs moisture and thus helps prevent corrosion and… …   Aviation dictionary

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