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dri·er 1

also dry·er  (drī′ər)
1. One that dries.
2. A substance added to paint, varnish, or ink to speed drying.

dri·er 2

A comparative of dry.


a comparative of dry


a variant spelling of dryer


(ˈdraɪ ər)

1. one that dries.
2. any additive to speed the drying of paints, printing inks, etc.


(ˈdraɪ ər)

comparative of dry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drier - a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
chemical agent - an agent that produces chemical reactions
2.drier - an appliance that removes moisturedrier - an appliance that removes moisture  
appliance - durable goods for home or office use
clothes drier, clothes dryer - a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
blow drier, blow dryer, hair drier, hair dryer, hand blower - a hand-held electric blower that can blow warm air onto the hair; used for styling hair
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(drai) adjective
1. having little, or no, moisture, sap, rain etc. The ground is very dry; The leaves are dry and withered; I need to find dry socks for the children.
2. uninteresting and not lively. a very dry book.
3. (of humour or manner) quiet, restrained. a dry wit.
4. (of wine) not sweet.
verbpast tense, past participle dried
to (cause to) become dry. I prefer drying dishes to washing them; The clothes dried quickly in the sun.
dried adjective
(of food) having had moisture removed for the purpose of preservation. dried flowers; dried fruit.
ˈdrier, ˈdryer noun
a machine etc that dries. a spin-drier; a hair-dryer.
ˈdrily, ˈdryly adverb
in a quiet, restrained (and humorous) manner. He commented drily on the untidiness of the room.
ˈdryness noun
ˌdry-ˈclean verb
to clean (clothes etc) with chemicals, not with water.
dry land
the land as opposed to the sea etc.
dry off
to make or become completely dry. She climbed out of the swimming-pool and dried off in the sun.
dry up
1. to lose water; to cease running etc completely. All the rivers dried up in the heat.
2. to become used up. Supplies of bandages have dried up.
3. to make dry. The sun dried up the puddles in the road.
4. (of a speaker) to forget what he is going to say. He dried up in the middle of his speech.