Definition of tinder-dry in English:

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tinder-dry

Pronunciation: /ˈtindərdrī/

adjective

(Of vegetation) extremely dry and flammable.
Example sentences
  • The already tinder-dry vegetation is further parched by the warm Santa Ana winds which blow in from the desert every year and also fuel any wildfires the moment they break out.
  • At latest count, fires had burned a total of more than 18,675 acres of tinder-dry grass and low-lying scrub.
  • After the usual preliminaries a smiling countrywoman appeared, bearing a platter on which nestled a large sea bass in a bed of tinder-dry brushwood gathered from the beach.

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Syllabification: tin·der-dry

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