Siccative
Siccative Sic"ca*tive, a. [L. siccativus.] Drying; causing to dry. -- n. That which promotes drying. [1913 Webster]

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  • siccative — (adj.) 1540s, from L.L. siccativus drying, siccative, from L. siccatus, pp. of siccare to dry, from siccus dry, from PIE root *seikw to flow out (Cf. Avestan hiku dry, Gk. iskhnos dry, withered, Lith. seklus sha …   Etymology dictionary

  • siccative — [sik′ə tiv] adj. [LL siccativus < L siccatus, pp. of siccare: see DESICCATE] causing to dry; drying n. a substance that promotes drying, esp. a DRIER (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • siccative — /sik euh tiv/, adj. 1. causing or promoting absorption of moisture; drying. n. 2. a siccative substance, esp. in paint. [1540 50; < LL siccativus, equiv. to L siccat(us) (ptp. of siccare to dry up; see SACK3, ATE1) + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • siccative — ● siccatif, siccative adjectif (bas latin siccativus, du latin classique siccare, secher) Se dit d une matière (huiles de lin, de bois de Chine) qui, appliquée en couche mince, est apte à se polymériser sous l action de l air et, éventuellement,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • siccative — /ˈsɪkətɪv/ (say sikuhtiv) adjective 1. causing or promoting absorption of moisture; drying. –noun 2. a siccative substance, especially in paint. {Late Latin siccātīvus, from siccāre to dry} …   Australian English dictionary

  • siccative — sikatyvas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pokosto, aliejinių lakų ir dažų džiūvimą greitinanti medžiaga. atitikmenys: angl. drier; dryer; siccative rus. сиккатив …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Siccative — Siccatif Un siccatif est une substance qui joue un rôle de catalyseur en accélérant le séchage ou durcissement (polymérisation) d un matériaux vis à vis de l eau ou plus souvent d une huile ou peinture à base d huile (pour le bâtiment ou les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • siccative — noun Drier, a catalyst used to promote drying …   Wiktionary

  • siccative — SYN: siccant …   Medical dictionary

  • siccative — sic·ca·tive || sɪkÉ™tɪv n. substance that causes drying (added to paints and other substances) adj. drying, causing the absorption of moisture (about a substance) …   English contemporary dictionary

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