Siccative meaning

sĭkə-tĭv
A substance added to paints and some medicines to promote drying; a drier.
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Causing to dry; drying.
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A substance that promotes drying, esp. a drier.
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A substance added to paints and some medicines to promote drying; a drier.
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Drier, a catalyst used to promote drying.
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Causing or promoting drying.
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Origin of siccative

  • Late Latin siccātīvus drying from Latin siccātus past participle of siccāre to dry from siccus dry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin siccativus.

    From Wiktionary