causing to dry; drying
Origin of siccativeLate Latin siccativus ; from Classical Latin siccatus, past participle of siccare: see desiccate
a substance that promotes drying, esp. a drier (sense )
A substance added to paints and some medicines to promote drying; a drier.
Origin of siccativeLate Latin siccat&imacron;vus, drying, from Latin siccatus, past participle of siccare, to dry, from siccus, dry.
- drier, a catalyst used to promote drying.
(comparative more siccative, superlative most siccative)
- causing or promoting drying