air-dry


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air-dry

(âr′drī′)
tr.v. air-dried, air-dry·ing, air-dries
To dry by exposure to the air.
adj.
Sufficiently dry so that further exposure to air does not yield more moisture to be evaporated.

air-dry

vb, -dries, -drying or -dried
(tr) to dry by exposure to the air

air′-dry`



v. -dried, -dry•ing,
adj. v.t., v.i.
1. to dry by exposure to the air.
adj.
2. dry beyond further evaporation.
[1855–60]

air-dry


Past participle: air-dried
Gerund: air-drying

Imperative
air-dry
air-dry
Present
I air-dry
you air-dry
he/she/it air-dries
we air-dry
you air-dry
they air-dry
Preterite
I air-dried
you air-dried
he/she/it air-dried
we air-dried
you air-dried
they air-dried
Present Continuous
I am air-drying
you are air-drying
he/she/it is air-drying
we are air-drying
you are air-drying
they are air-drying
Present Perfect
I have air-dried
you have air-dried
he/she/it has air-dried
we have air-dried
you have air-dried
they have air-dried
Past Continuous
I was air-drying
you were air-drying
he/she/it was air-drying
we were air-drying
you were air-drying
they were air-drying
Past Perfect
I had air-dried
you had air-dried
he/she/it had air-dried
we had air-dried
you had air-dried
they had air-dried
Future
I will air-dry
you will air-dry
he/she/it will air-dry
we will air-dry
you will air-dry
they will air-dry
Future Perfect
I will have air-dried
you will have air-dried
he/she/it will have air-dried
we will have air-dried
you will have air-dried
they will have air-dried
Future Continuous
I will be air-drying
you will be air-drying
he/she/it will be air-drying
we will be air-drying
you will be air-drying
they will be air-drying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been air-drying
you have been air-drying
he/she/it has been air-drying
we have been air-drying
you have been air-drying
they have been air-drying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been air-drying
you will have been air-drying
he/she/it will have been air-drying
we will have been air-drying
you will have been air-drying
they will have been air-drying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been air-drying
you had been air-drying
he/she/it had been air-drying
we had been air-drying
you had been air-drying
they had been air-drying
Conditional
I would air-dry
you would air-dry
he/she/it would air-dry
we would air-dry
you would air-dry
they would air-dry
Past Conditional
I would have air-dried
you would have air-dried
he/she/it would have air-dried
we would have air-dried
you would have air-dried
they would have air-dried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.air-dry - not giving off moisture on exposure to the airair-dry - not giving off moisture on exposure to the air
dry - free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
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