bone-dry


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bone-dry

(bōn′drī′)
adj.
Having no trace of moisture.
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bone-dry

adj
informal
a. completely dry: a bone-dry well.
b. (postpositive): the well was bone dry.
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bone′-dry′



adj.
1. very dry.
2. very thirsty.
[1815–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bone-dry - without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone; "bone-dry leaves are a fire hazard"; "a drier to get the clothes bone dry"
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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bone-dry

adjective
Having little or no liquid or moisture:
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Translations

bone-dry

[ˌbəʊnˈdraɪ] ADJcompletamente seco
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bone-dry

[ˈbəʊnˈdraɪ] adj (fam) → asciuttissimo/a
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