Exsiccator

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exsiccator (Chem) An apparatus for drying substances or preserving them from moisture; a desiccator; also, less frequently, an agent employed to absorb moisture, as calcium chloride, or concentrated sulphuric acid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exsiccator An arrangement for drying moist substances, generally consisting of an apartment through which heated air passes, and which may also contain sulphuric acid, quicklime, or other absorbents.
    • n exsiccator In chem., a vessel having a tightly fitting cover and containing strong sulphuric acid or other absorbent of moisture, in which chemical preparations are dried, or crucibles, etc., are allowed to cool before weighing. Also desiccator.
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Usage

In literature:

Morbo Gallico laborantes, exponunt ad solem ut morbus exsiccent.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
It may now be expected that I should offer some opinion as to the antiquity and race of this singular exsiccation.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
Associated Words: desiccator, exsiccator, desiccative, evaporator, kiln.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The usual cooling in the exsiccator and weighing concludes the operation.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Equal parts of boric acid and exsiccated alum serve very well in such cases.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
In some parts the principal idol found in the caves was the mummied or exsiccated body of some former distinguished priest or chieftain.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
On August 13, 1878, I obtained letters patent for the exclusive right to use exsiccated ammonia alum in baking powders.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
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