Definition of siccative in English:
A drying agent used as a component of paint.
- 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.
late Middle English: from late Latin siccativus, from siccare 'to dry'.
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