desiccant

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]

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