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Meaning of "desiccant" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DESICCANT

From Latin dēsiccāns drying up.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DESICCANT

desiccant  [ˈdɛsɪkənt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESICCANT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Desiccant can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DESICCANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

desiccant

Desiccant

A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that induces or sustains a state of dryness in its vicinity. Commonly encountered pre-packaged desiccants are solids that absorb water. Desiccants for specialized purposes may be in forms other than solid, and may work through other principles, such as chemical bonding of water molecules. They are commonly encountered in foods to retain crispness. Industrially, desiccants are widely used to control the level of water in gas streams.

Definition of desiccant in the English dictionary

The definition of desiccant in the dictionary is desiccating or drying. Other definition of desiccant is a substance, such as calcium oxide, that absorbs water and is used to remove moisture; a drying agent.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESICCANT


abdicant
ˈæbdɪkənt
antidesiccant
ˌæntɪˈdɛsɪkənt
applicant
ˈæplɪkənt
communicant
kəˈmjuːnɪkənt
dedicant
ˈdɛdɪkənt
detoxicant
diːˈtɒksɪkənt
exsiccant
ɛkˈsɪkənt
fabricant
ˈfæbrɪkənt
indicant
ˈɪndɪkənt
insignificant
ˌɪnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt
intoxicant
ɪnˈtɒksɪkənt
lubricant
ˈluːbrɪkənt
mendicant
ˈmɛndɪkənt
nonsignificant
ˌnɒnsɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt
significant
sɪɡˈnɪfɪkənt
supplicant
ˈsʌplɪkənt
toxicant
ˈtɒksɪkənt
urticant
ˈɜːtɪkənt
vacant
ˈveɪkənt
vesicant
ˈvɛsɪkənt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESICCANT

desi
desiccate
desiccated
desiccation
desiccative
desiccator
desiderata
desiderate
desideration
desiderative
desideratum
desiderium
design
designable
designate
designated
designated area
designated driver
designated employment
designation

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESICCANT

Alacant
alicant
cant
coruscant
cosecant
decant
descant
discant
impeccant
incant
job applicant
medicant
peccant
predicant
prejudicant
provocant
recant
scant
secant
Tradescant

Synonyms and antonyms of desiccant in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «desiccant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESICCANT

Find out the translation of desiccant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of desiccant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «desiccant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

干燥剂
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desecante
570 millions of speakers

English

desiccant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

desiccant
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المجففة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

осушитель
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dessecante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

desiccant
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déshydratant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Desiccant
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trockenmittel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

乾燥剤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건조제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Desiccant
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hút ẩm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈரமுறிஞ்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

देसीकांट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kurutucu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essiccante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

osuszacza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

осушувач
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deshidratant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποξηραντικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

droogmiddel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

torkmedel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tørkemiddel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of desiccant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESICCANT»

The term «desiccant» is regularly used and occupies the 70.910 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESICCANT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «desiccant» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «desiccant» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about desiccant

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESICCANT»

Discover the use of desiccant in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to desiccant and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Performance Modeling of Desiccant Wheel Design and Operation
As a thermally activated device, the active desiccant wheel represents a good candidate for CHP integration. This performance model has been used to develop operating strategies for the active desiccant wheel integrated CHP system.
Chaoqin Zhai, 2008
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A Clay-calcium Chloride Desiccant Dehumidifier Using Low ...
Solar cooling using desiccant dehumidifiers, flat panel solar collectors, and evaporative coolers is a viable method of low energy cooling.
Christopher Scott Tretiak, 2007
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Combined Heating, Cooling, and Power Handbook
Desiccant dehumidifiers do not cool air to remove moisture. They attract moisture from air by creating an area of low vapor pressure at the surface of the desiccant. The pressure of the water in the air is higher, so the water vapor molecules ...
Neil Petchers, 2003
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Emerging Technologies in Airconditioning and Refrigeration
The preheated regeneration air is heated to regeneration temperature using available thermal energy sources, before regenerating the desiccant. This cycle has been further modified to introduce direct/indirect evaporative cooling [Dhar et al.
Radhey Shyam Agarwal, 2001
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Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing (Print)
DESICCANT DEHUMIDIFICATION UNITS Desiccant dehumidification systems remove moisture from the air by forcing the water vapor directly into a desiccant material. The moisture from the air is attracted to the desiccant because an area of ...
Sunggyu Lee, 2005
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Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Material ...
Dr. Qingzhou Xu. A Review of Regeneration Methods for Liquid Desiccant Air- Conditioning System Qing Chenga, Xiaosong Zhangb School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China ...
Dr. Qingzhou Xu, 2013
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Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing
9.4.1 Desiccant Capacity The capacity of a desiccant for water is expressed normally in mass of water adsorbed per mass of desiccant. The dynamic moisture -sorption capacity of a desiccant will depend on a number of factors, such as the  ...
Saeid Mokhatab, William A. Poe, 2012
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Oilfield Processing of Petroleum: Natural gas
specific heat of desiccant (Btu/lb °F) specific heat of gas (Btu/lb °F) specific heat of steel (Btu/lb °F) specific heat of liquid water (Btu/lb °F) double-welded butt joint efficiency = 1.00 fully radiographed; = .85 spot examined adsorption vessel ...
Francis S. Manning, Richard E. Thompson (Ph.D.), 1991
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Innovative Materials for Processes in Energy Systems - For ...
Heat and mass transfer phenomenon inside the desiccant wheel are divided into the convection heat and mass transfer inside air channels and heat and mass diffusions inside desiccant walls. Therefore, the simulation model is developed ...
Bidyut Baran Saha, Anutosh Chakraborty and Kim Choon Ng, 2010
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Evaporative Air-conditioning: Applications for ...
Desiccant Cooling Evaporative air-conditioning can be coupled with desiccant technologies to expand the range for comfort cooling applications. A desiccant assisted evaporative cooling system is used to dehumidify the ventilation air first  ...
Gert Jan Bom, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESICCANT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term desiccant is used in the context of the following news items.
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A place in the sun for solar cooling
The workshop programme covered three focus areas over the course of the day: desiccant evaporative cooling, residential systems, and case ... «Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Jul 15»
2
SA firm 'squeezes' water from thin air
The first uses desiccant technology, where a material absorbs moisture from the air. The second, which Cirrus employs, uses cooling ... «TechCentral, Jul 15»
3
Product Preview: CaseCruzer Quick Draw 6 Pack Universal …
... features padded alcoves for up to 12 magazines, and there is a cutout in the foam of the unit's roof for use of an optional reusable desiccant. «American Rifleman, Jul 15»
4
Processors Bring Energy In House
An example is the recirculation of waste heat from the compressors to drive desiccant towers that remove moisture from compressed air. Dryers ... «Food Processing, Jul 15»
5
These are the Minerals That Give Fireworks Their Colors
Both lithium salts are used in industry, as a brazing flux for aluminum, as a desiccant, or an additive in glazes. It also has biochemical uses. «io9, Jul 15»
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3D Barrier Bags, Inc. Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Orlando …
In addition to the custom-made 3D Barrier Bags, desiccant can be supplied either loose or welded into the barrier bag. Screw-in indicators can ... «Newswire Today, Jul 15»
7
14 Seinfeld Sets We'd Like to See Hulu Recreate
At the checkout counter would be a heaping pile of chips and salsa, with a little packet of foamy desiccant thrown in for good measure. «Paste Magazine, Jun 15»
8
Krupp: Odd Growing Season
When this happens, anti-desiccant sprays help by adding a protective waxy coating to the leaves of broadleaf evergreens to help slow the ... «Vermont Public Radio, Jun 15»
9
How 2 automakers are handling airbag recalls
... with an improved igniter material as well as a desiccant to address the issue of moisture exposure to the airbag propellants in hot and humid ... «Auto Remarketing, Jun 15»
10
Senator calls for compensation fund for Takata airbag injury victims
FCA is working with the supplier on an updated inflator design with “an improved igniter material” and a desiccant to prevent the ammonium ... «Automotive News, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Desiccant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/desiccant>. Sep 2019 ».
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