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dry

 (drī)
adj. dri·er (drī′ər), dri·est (drī′ĭst) or dry·er or dry·est
1. Free from liquid or moisture: changed to dry clothes.
2.
a. Having or characterized by little or no rain: a dry climate.
b. Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture: a dry month.
3.
a. Not under water: dry land.
b. Having all the water or liquid drained away, evaporated, or exhausted: a dry river.
4.
a. No longer yielding liquid, especially milk: a dry cow.
b. Not producing a liquid substance that is normally produced: dry heaves.
c. Not shedding tears: dry sobs.
d. Needing moisture or drink: a dry mouth.
5. No longer wet: The paint is dry.
6. Of or relating to solid rather than liquid substances or commodities: dry weight.
7. Not sweet as a result of the decomposition of sugar during fermentation. Used of wines.
8. Having a large proportion of strong liquor to other ingredients: a dry martini.
9. Eaten or served without butter, gravy, or other garnish: dry toast; dry meat.
10. Having no adornment or coloration; plain: the dry facts.
11. Devoid of bias or personal concern: presented a dry critique.
12.
a. Lacking tenderness, warmth, or involvement; severe: The actor gave a dry reading of the lines.
b. Matter-of-fact or indifferent in manner: rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical tone.
13. Wearisome; dull: a dry lecture filled with trivial details.
14. Humorous in an understated or unemotional way: dry wit.
15. Prohibiting or opposed to the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages: a dry county.
16. Unproductive of the expected results: a mind dry of new ideas.
17. Constructed without mortar or cement: dry masonry.
v. dried (drīd), dry·ing, dries (drīz)
v.tr.
1. To remove the moisture from; make dry: laundry dried by the sun.
2. To preserve (meat or other foods, for example) by extracting the moisture.
v.intr.
To become dry: The sheets dried quickly in the sun.
n. pl. drys Informal
A prohibitionist.
Phrasal Verbs:
dry out Informal
To undergo a cure for alcoholism.
dry up
1. To make or become unproductive, especially to do so gradually.
2. Informal To stop talking. Used especially in the imperative.

[Middle English drie, from Old English drȳge.]

dry′ly, dri′ly adv.
dry′ness n.
Synonyms: dry, dehydrate, desiccate, parch
These verbs mean to remove the moisture from: drying the dishes; added water to eggs that were dehydrated; a factory where coconut meat is shredded and desiccated; land parched by the sun. See Also Synonyms at sour.
Antonym: moisten

drying

(ˈdraɪɪŋ)
n
1. the action or process of making or becoming dry
2. (Forestry) Also called (not now in technical usage): seasoning the processing of timber until it has a moisture content suitable for the purposes for which it is to be used
adj
causing dryness: a drying wind.
Translations

drying

[ˈdraɪɪŋ]
A. ADJ [wind] → seco
B. CPD drying cupboard Narmario m de tender
drying room Nhabitación f de tender

drying

:
drying cupboard
n(Wäsche)trockenschrank m
drying room
nTrockenboden m, → Trockenkeller m
drying-up
nAbtrocknen nt; to do the dryingabtrocknen

drying

[ˈdraɪɪŋ] n (of clothes) → asciugatura; (of herbs, flowers) → essiccazione f
drying cupboard → ambiente m riscaldato per asciugare i panni

drying

adj secante
References in classic literature ?
The sun was fast drying their clothing, and Tip stirred up his Majesty's straw so that the warm rays might absorb the moisture and make it as crisp and dry as ever.
The bailiff came in, and said everything, thank God, was doing well; but informed him that the buckwheat in the new drying machine had been a little scorched.
It began when the winter Rains failed almost entirely, and Ikki, the Porcupine, meeting Mowgli in a bamboo-thicket, told him that the wild yams were drying up.
ABSTRACT: The aim of this research was to study the effects of various drying methods on quality parameters of tomato slices and, and to compare the difference on these parameters by different drying methods.
b) were dried using three drying methods: fan-assisted microwave, combined microwave-air and air.
Duplex barrel drying with barrels in vertical or horizontal array has long since been realized, too.
Deformations in samples can tell us more about internal stress in wood due to the drying process.
In order to dry liquids and wet-mix products and convert them into powders with a long shelf life, producers generally have to resort to using capital and energy intensive spray drying towers.
The most common method of preservation for pepper is by drying which is an energy-intensive process.
Many gardeners freeze, can or give away surplus zucchini and tomatoes, but what about drying them?
Hot-air dehumidifying drying systems feature off-the-shelf microprocessor-based temperature controls.
It is astringent and binding, drying up excess fluid and toning muscle and mucus membranes.