Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.
  • n. A medicine or preparation having drying properties.

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Examples

  • The patient is to be laid upon his back, the hips raised, the intestines restored to the abdominal cavity and the opening of exit dressed with a plaster of exsiccative and consolidating remedies, of which he furnishes a long and diversified catalogue.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • They were in a curious dis-ease whose occasion was not to be defined; in a consuming restlessness beneath whose goad even the significant apartment had not power to charm and hold her; in a certain feverishness whose exsiccative heat, leaving her palms and temples cool (she sometimes felt them and had surprise) caused inwardly a dry burning that made her long for quiet places.

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