Des"ic*ca`tor(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, desiccates.
(Chem.) A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as sulphuric acid, phosphorus pentoxide, or calcium chloride, above which is supported on a perforated platform the material to be dried, or preserved from moisture.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. A machine or apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc., usually by the aid of heat; an evaporator.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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