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dry British & World English

Free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist

dry English Thesaurus

the dry desert lay behind

dry up British & World English

Cease talking

air-dry British & World English

Make or become dry through contact with unheated air

dry out British & World English

Overcome alcoholism

dry eye British & World English

Inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye, due to inadequate tear secretion

dry fly British & World English

An artificial fishing fly which is made to float lightly on the water

dry-fry British & World English

Fry (food) in a pan without fat or oil

dry ice British & World English

Solid carbon dioxide

dry rot British & World English

Fungal timber decay occurring in poorly ventilated conditions in buildings, resulting in cracking and powdering of the wood

dry run British & World English

A rehearsal of a performance or procedure before the real one

dry-ski British & World English

Denoting or relating to skiing on an artificial surface

off-dry British & World English

(Of wine) having an almost dry flavour, with just a trace of sweetness

run dry British & World English

(Of a well or river) cease to flow or have any water

sun-dry British & World English

Dry (something, especially food) in the sun, as opposed to using artificial heat

blow-dry British & World English

Dry and style (hair) with a handheld dryer

bone dry British & World English

Completely or extremely dry

damp-dry British & World English

Dry (something wet) until it is only damp

drip-dry British & World English

(Of a fabric or garment) capable of drying without creasing when hung up after washing

dry bulb British & World English

An ordinary exposed thermometer bulb, especially as used in conjunction with a wet bulb

dry cell British & World English

An electric cell in which the electrolyte is absorbed in a solid to form a paste, preventing spillage

dry-clean British & World English

Clean (a garment) with an organic solvent, without using water

dry cough British & World English

A cough not accompanied by phlegm production

dry-cure British & World English

Cure (meat or fish) with salt rather than in liquid

dry dock British & World English

A dock which can be drained of water to allow the inspection and repair of a ship’s hull

dry-eyed British & World English

(Of a person) not crying

dry goods British & World English

Solid commodities traded in bulk, such as tea, sugar, and grain

dry-heave British & World English

Experience the reflex of vomiting; retch

dry hole British & World English

A well drilled for oil or gas but yielding none

dry hump British & World English

Simulate or unsuccessfully attempt sexual intercourse with (someone or something), usually while fully dressed

dry land British & World English

Land as opposed to the sea or another body of water

dry lease British & World English

An arrangement covering the hire of an aircraft which does not include provision of a flight crew

dry milk British & World English

Milk that has been preserved by evaporation and reduction to powder

dry-nurse British & World English

A woman who looks after a baby but does not breastfeed it

dry plate British & World English

A glass plate coated with a light-sensitive gelatin-based emulsion, used formerly as an improvement on the earlier wet plate

dry point British & World English

A steel needle for engraving on a bare copper plate without acid

dry-salt British & World English

Another term for dry-cure.

dry shave British & World English

A shave without shaving foam, typically one using an electric razor

dry-shod British & World English

Without wetting one’s shoes

dry sink British & World English

An antique kitchen cabinet with an inset basin

dry slope British & World English

An artificial ski slope used for practice and training

dry wash British & World English

The dry bed of an intermittent stream

dry well British & World English

A shaft or chamber constructed in the ground in order to aid drainage, sometimes containing pumping equipment

kiln-dry British & World English

Dry (a material such as wood or sand) in a kiln

rough-dry British & World English

Dry (something) roughly or imperfectly

smoke-dry British & World English

Cure (meat or fish) by exposing it to smoke

spray-dry British & World English

Dry (a foodstuff or a ceramic material) by spraying particles of it into a current of hot air, the water in the particles being rapidly evaporated


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