Definition of dryer in English:

dryer

Syllabification: dry·er
Pronunciation: /ˈdrī(ə)r
 
/
(also drier)

noun

1A machine or device for drying something, especially the hair or laundry.
More example sentences
  • The bathrooms are fully tiled while the fitted kitchens have a full range of appliances including washing machines, dryers and integrated hobs and ovens.
  • Many of the laundromat's washing machines and dryers are near the front of the building and appear to have avoided damage.
  • Then I returned to the laundry and found the dryer was done tumbling, but the heating element had failed.
2A substance mixed with oil paint or ink to promote drying.
More example sentences
  • The nonaqueous media include linseed or stand oils, dryers, varnish, alkyds, molten wax, organic solvent-based acrylic, epoxy, stains, and lacquers.
  • In fact, any such improvement conferred on the paint medium was probably due to the incorporation of driers into the oil used in the varnish production.
  • She sat William down in the seat next to Amy and told him about the paints and the dryer.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'person who dries'): from the verb dry + -er1.

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