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drier, comparative; driest, superlative;
  1. Free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist
    • - the jacket kept me warm and dry
    • - he wiped it dry with his shirt
  2. Having lost all wetness or moisture over a period of time
    • - dry paint
  3. For use without liquid
    • - the conversion of dry latrines into flush toilets
  4. With little or no rainfall or humidity
    • - the West Coast has had two dry winters in a row
  5. (of a river, lake, or stream) Empty of water as a result of evaporation and lack of rainfall
    • - the river is always dry at this time of year
  6. (of a source) Not yielding a supply of water or oil
    • - a dry well
  7. Thirsty or thirst-making
    • - working in the hot sun is making me dry
    • - dry work
  8. (of a cow or other domestic animal) Having stopped producing milk

  9. Without grease or other moisturizer or lubricator
    • - cream conditioners for dry hair
    • - his throat was dry and sore
  10. (of bread or toast) Without butter or other spreads
    • - only dry bread and water
  11. Bare or lacking adornment
    • - the dry facts
  12. Unexciting; dull
    • - by current tastes the text is dry
  13. Unemotional, undemonstrative, or impassive
    • - Ralph gave me a dry, silent wave
  14. (of a joke or sense of humor) Subtle, expressed in a matter-of-fact way, and having the appearance of being unconscious or unintentional
    • - he delighted his friends with a dry, covert sense of humor
  15. Prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcoholic drink
    • - Indiana stayed dry after the end of prohibition
  16. (of a person) No longer addicted to or drinking alcohol
    • - I heard much talk about how sobriety was more than staying straight or dry
  17. (of an alcoholic drink) Not sweet
    • - a dry, medium-bodied red wine
  1. Become dry
    • - waiting for the paint to dry
    • - come in out of the rain and dry off
    • - do not let the soil dry out
    • - pools are left as the rivers dry up
  2. Cause to become dry
    • - they had washed and dried their hair
  3. Wipe tears from (the eyes)
    • - she dried her eyes and blew her nose
  4. Wipe dishes dry with a cloth after they have been washed

  5. Preserve by allowing or encouraging evaporation of moisture from
    • - dried flowers
  6. Forget one's lines
    • - a colleague of mine once dried in the middle of a scene
  1. A person in favor of the prohibition of alcohol

  1. a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  2. remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
  3. become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
  4. humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
  5. lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint"
  6. opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
  7. In software engineering, Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) or Duplication is Evil (DIE) is a principle of software development aimed at reducing repetition of information of all kinds, especially useful in multi-tier architectures. ...
  8. Dry is an album by PJ Harvey. It was recorded at the Icehouse, Yeovil, UK, and released in the UK on Too Pure (with the first 5000 LPs and first 1000 CDs including demo versions of the album's tracks), and subsequently on Indigo Records in the US. Both versions were released in 1992.
  9. Dry is a Cantopop music duo that formed between 1997 and 1998 with Mark Lui and Stephen Fung as bandmates. The group was formed when Mark decided to create a band with himself and another person. ...
  10. Dry is a memoir written by American writer Augusten Burroughs. It describes the author's battle with alcoholism.
  11. The use of wine tasting descriptors allow the taster an opportunity to put into words the aromas and flavors that they experience and can be used in assessing the overall quality of wine. ...
  12. Dryness is a property of alcoholic beverages that describes the lack of a sweet taste. This may be due to a lack of sugars, the presence of some other taste that masks sweetness, or an underabundance of simple carbohydrates that can be converted to sugar by enzymes in the mouth (amylase in ...
  13. To lose moisture; To remove moisture from; Free from liquid or moisture; Free of water in any state; anhydrous; Lacking sugar or low in sugar; not sweet; Maintaining temperance; void or abstinent from alcoholic beverages; Subtly humorous, yet without mirth; Not working with chemical or ...
  14. (dried) Without water or moisture
  15. (Dry S) uit [dry suit]:  A one piece suit made of windproof, waterproof material, cinched at the neck and wrists with latex gaskets. Extremely difficult and unflattering to take on or off, makes browning all the more traumatic. Example: “How traumatic, I just browned in my dry suit.”
  16. (Drying) The process of change of a coating from the liquid to the solid state by evaporation of solvent, chemical reaction of the binding medium, or a combination of these processes. ...
  17. (Drying) During the processing, the plate absorbs solvent which must be removed by drying which is carried out in an oven at a temperature of 60°C (14060°C -140°F)
  18. (DRYING) (6) hot air / desiccant dryers with machine mounted drying hoppers.
  19. (DRYING) phase during which volatile components such as solvents evaporate from the coating film and polymers start to react, forming a hard solid crosslinked film. It can take place at room temperature, with hot air (30 to 60° C), with UV lamps or with IR rays (see also DRYING TIME).
  20. (Drying) (Optional) – Forced hot air is circulated within the chamber to remove residual moisture from the instruments and hand piece channels leaving the instrument load dry and ready for the sterilisation process
  21. (Drying) A multistage process describing the solvent evaporation and/or film formation of screen printing inks and coatings (not to include curing, a separate process). Various stages include set-to-touch; dust-free; tack-free; dry-to-touch; dry-hard; dry-through; and dry-to-recoat.
  22. (Drying) Bay, marjoram, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme retain much of their aromatic quality when dried. Chives will not retain their flavor particularly well. Chervil may be dried but is much better used fresh. ...
  23. (Drying) Both the Native peoples and the early European colonists used drying as a method to preserve food, however the colonists preferred salting. Peas, pumpkins, apples, beans and blueberries were often dried. ...
  24. (Drying) Fresh coconut meat is quick-dried over low heat to produce the oil.
  25. (Drying) Numbing, parching, dry