Translation of desiccant in Spanish:


secante, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdɛsɪk(ə)nt//ˈdɛsəkənt/


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    secante masculine
    • One ingredient found in almost all tablet or capsule containers is a desiccant - cotton batten or a small canister containing a harmless, water-absorbing compound.
    • Unlike cooling-based dehumidifiers, which cool the air to condense moisture, desiccants attract moisture molecules directly from the air and release them into an exhaust air stream.
    • Anhydrous sodium hydroxide is another common laboratory desiccant, or substance that removes water.
    • However, desiccants contain chemical agents that may be toxic to children, pets, and the chemically sensitive.
    • Silica gel isn't a true gel, but a granulated chemical desiccant composed partly of silicon.