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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.
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.
a. Not under water: dry land.
b. Having all the water or liquid drained away, evaporated, or exhausted: a dry river.
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.
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)
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.
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
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dry out

vb (adverb)
1. to make or become dry
2. (Medicine) to undergo or cause to undergo treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dry out - become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
scorch - become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
run dry, dry out - become empty of water; "The river runs dry in the summer"
2.dry out - become empty of water; "The river runs dry in the summer"
dry out, dry - become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
3.dry out - remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
dry up, exsiccate, dehydrate, desiccate - lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
dehydrate, desiccate - remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
spin-dry - dry (clothes) by spinning and making use of centrifugal forces
tumble dry - dry by spinning with hot air inside a cylinder; "These fabrics are delicate and cannot be tumbled dry"
spray-dry - dry by bringing into the form of a spray, through contact with a hot gas
dehumidify - make less humid; "The air conditioner dehumidifies the air in the summer"
parch, sear - cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth"
rough-dry - dry without smoothing or ironing; "rough-dry the laundry"
blow-dry - dry hair with a hair dryer
drip-dry - dry by hanging up wet
air - expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry; "Air linen"
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w>dry out

(clothes)trocknen; (ground, skin etc)austrocknen
(inf, alcoholic) → eine Entziehungskur machen
vt sep clothestrocknen; ground, skinaustrocknen
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