Definitions of Desiccative

  1. An application for drying up secretions. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Drying; tending to dry. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Tending to dry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. Tending to dry: desiccation cracks, in geol., rents in sedimentary strata, caused by shrinkage through drying. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Desiccative

  1. In fact, in most soils, there are counteracting influences which neutralize, more or less effectually, the desiccative action of roots, and in general it is as true as it was in Seneca's time, that " the shadiest grounds are the moistest." – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh