siccative definition by Webster's New World
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causing to dry; drying
Origin: Late Latin siccativus ; from Classical Latin siccatus, past participle of siccare: see desiccate
a substance that promotes drying, esp. a drier (sense )
siccative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A substance added to paints and some medicines to promote drying; a drier.
Origin: Late Latin siccātīvus, drying, from Latin siccātus, past participle of siccāre, to dry, from siccus, dry.
siccative - Medical Definition
A substance added to some medicines to promote drying; a drier.