Definition of siccative in English:

Share this entry

siccative

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪkətɪv/

noun

A drying agent used as a component of paint.
Example sentences
  • Colored metal siccatives can also contribute to the discoloration and/or yellowing of linseed oil.
  • Tormin reports on a siccative, of which he says that it has been found valuable for floor coatings.
  • The invention relates to a method for preparing a carbon siccative for producing electrodes.

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin siccativus, from siccare 'to dry'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.