siccative

adjective
sic·​ca·​tive | \ ˈsikətiv, -ətiv\

Definition of siccative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: causing to dry : promoting the action of drying

siccative

noun
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plural -s

Definition of siccative (Entry 2 of 2)

: that which promotes drying especially : drier sense 2

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History and Etymology for siccative

Adjective

Late Latin siccativus, from Latin siccatus (past participle of siccare to dry, from siccus dry) + -ivus -ive

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