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Definition of "exsiccant" []

  • Having the quality of drying up; causing a drying up. (adjective)
  • A medicine that causes drying up. (noun)

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Use "exsiccant" in a sentence
  • "But, besides the exsiccant quality it hath to dry up the crudities of the Stomach, as also to comfort the Brain, to fortifie the sight with its steem, and prevent Dropsies, Gouts, the Scurvie, together with the Spleen and Hypocondriacall windes (all which it doth without any violance or distemper at all.)"
  • "But, besides the exsiccant quality it hath to dry up the crudities of the Stomach, as also to comfort the Brain, to fortifie the sight with its steem, and prevent Dropsies, Gouts, the Scurvie, together with the Spleen and"
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