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desiccator

[des-i-key-ter] /ˈdɛs ɪˌkeɪ tər/
noun
1.
an apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc.
2.
Chemistry.
  1. an apparatus for absorbing the moisture present in a chemical substance.
  2. an airtight, usually glass container containing calcium chloride or some other drying agent for absorbing the moisture of another substance placed in the container.
Origin of desiccator
1830-1840
1830-40; desiccate + -or2
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desiccator

/ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪtə/
noun
1.
any apparatus for drying milk, fruit, etc
2.
an airtight box or jar containing a desiccant, used to dry chemicals and protect them from the water vapour in the atmosphere
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