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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
|Sense 1||humectant [BACK TO TOP]|
Any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("humectant" is a kind of...):
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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