drying up

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Noun1.drying up - the process of extracting moisture
extraction - the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
freeze-drying, lyophilisation, lyophilization - a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
inspissation - the process of thickening by dehydration
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
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A FORMER glamour model found guilty of drink driving was said to be "struggling" because her career as one of Britain's top pin-ups was "drying up".
With venture capital quickly drying up, it's becoming clear that substance and a solid business plan--more than style and flashy graphics--are the key ingredients for success.
They see blocks of space over 150,000 square feet drying up, but plenty to offer clients in the under 50,000 square-foot range, both Midtown and Downtown.