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Origin of siccative
OTHER WORDS FROM siccativean·ti·sic·ca·tive, adjectivenon·sic·ca·tive, adjective, nounun·sic·ca·tive, adjective
Words nearby siccative
Example sentences from the Web for siccative
If you put a little siccative de Harlem in it, or use any picture varnish thinned with turpentine, it will serve well enough.The Painter in Oil|Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
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.
These agents might, with advantage, be more generally used in the place of litharge for rendering oils siccative.
Oils made siccative by means of litharge are therefore liable to be damaged by foul gas.