Definition of Siccative

1. Noun. A substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture).

Exact synonyms: Desiccant, Drier, Drying Agent
Generic synonyms: Chemical Agent
Derivative terms: Desiccate, Dry, Dry



Definition of Siccative

1. a. Drying; causing to dry.

Definition of Siccative

1. Noun. drier, a catalyst used to promote drying. ¹

2. Adjective. causing or promoting drying ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Siccative

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Siccative

1. 1. Drying; removing moisture from surrounding substances. 2. A substance with such properties. Synonym: siccative. Origin: L. Siccans (-ant-), pres. P. Of sicco, pp. -atus, to dry (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siccative

sibyl
sibylic
sibyllic
sibylline
sibyls
sic
sicamore
sicamores
sicative
sicca complex
sicca syndrome
siccan
siccant
siccar
siccation
siccative (current term)
siccatives
sicced
siccer
sicchasia
siccing
siccities
siccity
siccolabile
siccostabile
sice
sicer
sices
sich
sicherite

Literary usage of Siccative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Drying Oils, Boiled Oil, & Solid & Liquid Driers: A Practical Work for by Louis Edgar Andrés (1901)
"EO Taflin of Stockholm prepares a siccative by dissolving manganese oleate in oleic acid; the product may be added to substances used in painting, ..."

2. A New and Complete Treatise on the Arts of Tanning, Currying, and Leather by Hippolyte Dussauce (1867)
"Take— siccative oil prepared as above 100 Ibs Gum prepared as above Beeswax Spirit of turpentine 3 10 13 Balsam of Peru . a Oil of thyme . ..."

3. Henley's Twentieth Century Forrmulas, Recipes and Processes: Containing Ten by Gardner Dexter Hiscox (1914)
"... arc approximately the following by weight: Whiting or powdered cork, 13 parts; gum tragacanth, 5 parts; dried linseed oil, 5* parts; siccative, J part. ..."

4. The Marine Engineer (1882)
"... siccative close to the magazine, the Committee has stated that the result of the last experiment instituted by this body in HMS Bullfinch lead them to ..."

5. Modern Pigments and Their Vehicles: Their Properties and Uses Considered by Frederick Maire (1907)
"In describing the drying of linseed oil, it was said that the heating of the linseed oil of itself rendered it more siccative ..."

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