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    Take In Moisture

    I have a question about the verb phrase "take in" here:


    "If present, hygroscopic salts in any sample material and the porous material itself will take in moisture from the moist air in the chamber."


    I cannot find a dictionary definition that fits this usage of "take in" in a technical article. Could it be technical jargon?

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    Re: Take In Moisture

    'Take in' means to absorb. Hygroscopic salt like silica gel is said to have a desiccating property.
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    Re: Take In Moisture

    It is not technical jargon. "Take in" means to move something from outside to inside.

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    Re: Take In Moisture

    Quote Originally Posted by learningspirit View Post
    I cannot find a dictionary definition
    Scroll down to 'take somethingin' at http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...e-in?q=take+in

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