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dry

  

      adj   , drier, driest, dryer, dryest  
1    lacking moisture; not damp or wet  
2    having little or no rainfall  
3    not in or under water  
dry land     
4    having the water drained away or evaporated  
a dry river     
5    not providing milk  
a dry cow     
6    (of the eyes) free from tears  
7   
a    Informal   in need of a drink; thirsty  
b    causing thirst  
dry work     
8    eaten without butter, jam, etc.  
dry toast     
9    (of a wine, cider, etc.) not sweet  
10      (Pathol)   not accompanied by or producing a mucous or watery discharge  
a dry cough     
11    consisting of solid as opposed to liquid substances or commodities  
12    without adornment; plain  
dry facts     
13    lacking interest or stimulation  
a dry book     
14    lacking warmth or emotion; cold  
a dry greeting     
15    (of wit or humour) shrewd and keen in an impersonal, sarcastic, or laconic way  
16    opposed to or prohibiting the sale of alcoholic liquor for human consumption  
a dry area     
17      (N.Z.)   (of a ewe) without a lamb after the mating season  
18      (Electronics)   (of a soldered electrical joint) imperfect because the solder has not adhered to the metal, thus reducing conductance  
      vb   , dries, drying, dried  
19    when intr, often foll by: off   to make or become dry or free from moisture  
20    tr   to preserve (meat, vegetables, fruit, etc.) by removing the moisture  
      n   pl   , drys, dries  
21      (Brit)  
informal   a Conservative politician who is considered to be a hard-liner  
   Compare       wet       10  
22    the dry     (Austral)  
informal   the dry season  
23      (U.S. and Canadian)      an informal word for       prohibitionist     (See also)        dry out       dry up  
     (Old English dryge; related to Old High German truckan, Old Norse draugr dry wood)  
  dryable      adj  
  dryness      n  


air-dry  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried   tr   to dry by exposure to the air  
blow-dry  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried   tr  
1    to style (one's own or somebody else's hair) while drying it with a hand-held hairdryer  
      n  
2    this method of styling the hair  
bone-dry  
      adj  
Informal  
a    completely dry  
a bone-dry well     
b    (postpositive)  
the well was bone dry     
drip-dry  
      adj  
1    designating clothing or a fabric that will dry relatively free of creases if hung up when wet  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried  
2    to dry or become dry thus  
dry battery  
      n   an electric battery consisting of two or more dry cells  
dry-bone ore  
      n      a mining term for       smithsonite  
dry-bulb thermometer  
      n   an ordinary thermometer used alongside a wet-bulb thermometer to obtain relative humidity  
   See also       psychrometer  
dry cell  
      n   a primary cell in which the electrolyte is in the form of a paste or is treated in some way to prevent it from spilling  
   Compare       wet cell  
dry-clean  
      vb   tr   to clean (clothing, fabrics, etc.) with a solvent other than water, such as trichloroethylene  
  dry-cleaner      n  
  dry-cleaning      n  
dry distillation  
      n      another name for       destructive distillation  
dry dock  
      n  
1    a basin-like structure that is large enough to admit a ship and that can be pumped dry for work on the ship's bottom  
      vb  
  dry-dock  
2    to put (a ship) into a dry dock, or (of a ship) to go into a dry dock  
dry farming  
      n   a system of growing crops in arid or semiarid regions without artificial irrigation, by reducing evaporation and by special methods of tillage  
  dry farmer      n  
dry fly  
      n     (Angling)  
a    an artificial fly designed and prepared to be floated or skimmed on the surface of the water  
b    (as modifier)  
dry-fly fishing        (Compare)        wet fly  
dry hole  
      n   (in the oil industry) a well that is drilled but does not produce oil or gas in commercially worthwhile amounts  
dry ice  
      n   solid carbon dioxide, which sublimes at --78.5°C: used as a refrigerant, and to create billows of smoke in stage shows,   (Also called)    carbon dioxide snow  
dry kiln  
      n   an oven in which cut timber is dried and seasoned  
dry law  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   a law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages  
dry martini  
      n   a cocktail of between four and ten parts gin to one part dry vermouth  
dry measure  
      n   a unit or a system of units for measuring dry goods, such as fruit, grains, etc.  
dry nurse  
      n  
1    a nurse who cares for a child without suckling it  
   Compare       wet nurse  
      vb  
  dry-nurse  
2    to care for (a baby or young child) without suckling  
dry out  
      vb   adv  
1    to make or become dry  
2    to undergo or cause to undergo treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction  
dry point  
      n  
1    a technique of intaglio engraving with a hard steel needle, without acid, on a copper plate  
2    the sharp steel needle used in this process  
3    an engraving or print produced by this method  
dry riser  
      n   a vertical pipe, not containing water, having connections on different floors of a building for a fireman's hose to be attached. A fire tender can be connected at the lowest level to make water rise under pressure within the pipe,   (Abbrev.)    DR  
dry rot  
      n  
1    crumbling and drying of timber, bulbs, potatoes, or fruit, caused by saprotrophic basidiomycetous fungi  
2    any fungus causing this decay, esp. of the genus Merulius  
3    moral degeneration or corrupt practices, esp. when previously unsuspected  
dry run  
      n  
1      (Military)   practice in weapon firing without live ammunition  
2    Informal   a trial or practice, esp. in simulated conditions; rehearsal  
dry-salt  
      vb   to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture  
dry steam  
      n   steam that does not contain droplets of water  
dry-stone  
      adj   (of a wall) made without mortar  
Dry Tortugas  
      n   a group of eight coral islands at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico: part of Florida  
dry up  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to become barren or unproductive; fail  
in middle age his inspiration dried up     
2    to dry (dishes, cutlery, etc.) with a tea towel after they have been washed  
3    intr  
Informal   to stop talking or speaking  
when I got on the stage I just dried up, dry up!     
dry valley  
      n   a valley originally produced by running water but now waterless  
freeze-dry  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried   tr   to preserve (a substance) by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum  
rough-dry  
      adj  
1    (of clothes or linen) dried ready for pressing  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried  
2    tr   to dry (clothes or linen) without smoothing or pressing  
spin-dry  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried   tr   to dry (clothes, linen, etc.) in a spin-dryer  
tumble-dry  
      vb   , -dries, -drying, -dried   tr   to dry (laundry) in a tumble dryer  
wet-and-dry-bulb thermometer  
      n      another name for       psychrometer  
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dry

  

      adj  
1    arid, barren, dehydrated, desiccated, dried up, juiceless, moistureless, parched, sapless, thirsty, torrid, waterless  
2      (figurative)   boring, dreary, dull, ho-hum     (informal)   monotonous, plain, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting  
3      (figurative)   cutting, deadpan, droll, keen, low-key, quietly humorous, sarcastic, sharp, sly  
      vb  
4    dehumidify, dehydrate, desiccate, drain, make dry, parch, sear  
5      (with)       out or up   become dry, become unproductive, harden, mummify, shrivel up, wilt, wither, wizen  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    damp, humid, moist, wet  
2    entertaining, interesting, lively  
      vb  
4    moisten, wet  

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