adjective. absorbing moisture (as from the air).
- -scopic (English)
- hygro- (English)
Sentences with hygroscopic
1. Verb, past participle
Sugar is hygroscopic, meaning it can absorb water from the atmosphere, and this can stall evaporation.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Non-occlusive moisturizers are usually humectants or hygroscopic ingredients–substances that draw moisture to the skin and hold it there for a short period of time while the skin absorbs it.
Propylene Carbonate is a hygroscopic chemical that pulls moisture from the air to your lips.