Definition of nondrying in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈdrīiNG/

Entry from US English dictionary


1Not causing dryness: wash your complexion with a nondrying cleanser
More example sentences
  • Mildly astringent yet nondrying, they are ideal on psoriasis, highly sensitive skin or at any time essential oils might be too strong.
  • And always remove makeup and grime with a gentle nondrying cleanser before working out and at bedtime.
  • Creams are appropriate for patients with sensitive or dry skin who require a nonirritating, nondrying formulation.
2(Of an oil) that does not harden when exposed to air.
Example sentences
  • Glycerin is used as a lubricant in various operations in the textile industry, and can be mixed with sugar to make a nondrying oil.
  • The substance proved to be a nondrying oil, as expected; its use is an effective trick, since one application remains fresh-looking indefinitely.

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Syllabification: non·dry·ing

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