Definition of siccative in English:

siccative

Syllabification: sic·ca·tive
Pronunciation: /ˈsikətiv
 
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noun

  • A drying agent used as a component of paint.
    More 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'.

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