Des"ic*ca`tor (?), n.

1.

One who, or that which, desiccates.

2. (Chem.)

A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as sulphuric acid or calcium chloride, above which is suspended the material to be dried, or preserved from moisture.

 

© Webster 1913


Des"ic*ca`tor (?), n.

One that desiccates; specif.:

(a) (Chem., etc.)

A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as calcium chloride, above which is placed the material to be dried or preserved from moisture.

(b)

A machine or apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc., usually by the aid of heat; an evaporator.

 

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