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HUMECTANT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does humectant mean? 

HUMECTANT (noun)
  The noun HUMECTANT has 1 sense:

1. any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist

  Familiarity information: HUMECTANT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HUMECTANT (noun)


Sense 1humectant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("humectant" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "humectant"):

propanediol; propylene glycol (a sweet colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid used as an antifreeze and in brake fluid and also as a humectant in cosmetics and personal care items although it can be absorbed through the skin with harmful effects)


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