noun. a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture).
- drying agent
- chemical agent
Example sentences of the word desiccant
1. Noun, singular or mass
Try placing it in a bag of raw rice or commercial desiccant, as this can draw the moisture out and help speed the drying process.
If not, try putting a dehumidifier or desiccant material in the area to reduce the amount of ambient moisture in the room and repeat the test again.