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exsiccative (comparative more exsiccative, superlative most exsiccative)

  1. Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.


exsiccative (plural exsiccatives)

  1. A substance that causes drying.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for exsiccative in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)