siccative

[ sik-uh-tiv ]

adjective
  1. causing or promoting absorption of moisture; drying.

noun
  1. a siccative substance, especially in paint.

Origin of siccative

1
1540–50; <Late Latin siccātīvus, equivalent to Latin siccāt(us) (past participle of siccāre to dry up; see sack3, -ate1) + -īvus-ive

Other words from siccative

  • an·ti·sic·ca·tive, adjective
  • non·sic·ca·tive, adjective, noun
  • un·sic·ca·tive, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for siccative

siccative

/ (ˈsɪkətɪv) /


noun
  1. a substance added to a liquid to promote drying: used in paints and some medicines

Origin of siccative

1
C16: from Late Latin siccātīvus, from Latin siccāre to dry up, from siccus dry

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