Origin of siccative
Related formsan·ti·sic·ca·tive, adjectivenon·sic·ca·tive, adjective, nounun·sic·ca·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for siccative
In his researches, he discovered the use of linseed and nut oil, which he found most siccative.
Sulphate of zinc, as a siccative, is less powerful than acetate of lead, but is far preferable in a chemical sense.
Hence, although the employment of lead as a siccative is not desirable, its effects are not so deleterious as might be imagined.