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  Definition of dry
  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. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he''s been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
  5. lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
  6. having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  7. without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
  8. 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"
  9. suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry"
  10. (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
  11. having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  12. unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
  13. used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"
  14. lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown
  15. (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"
  16. not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
  17. free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
  18. not producing milk; "a dry cow"
  19. opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
Similar Words: prohibitionist, dry out, teetotal, ironic, ironical, wry, juiceless

 

See Also: sour, sugarless, nonsweet

 

Hyponyms: Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation, Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, dehydrate, dry up, desiccate, spin-dry, tumble dry, spray-dry, dehumidify, parch, sear, rough-dry, blow-dry, drip-dry, air, scorch, run dry, dry out

 

Attributes: wetness

 

Derivational Morphology: desiccant, drying agent, drier, sicative, dryer

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: dor   Chinese: 干燥  
Dutch: drogen and droog and droog worden   Esperanto: seka  
Estonian: kuiv and kuivama and kuivatama   Finnish: kuiva and kuivata and kuivua  
French: sécher and sec   Georgian: გამშრალი  
German: trocken and trocknen   Greek: στεγνός  
Hungarian: szárad and száraz and szárít   Ido: sika  
Indonesian: kering   Italian: asciugare and asciugarsi and secco  
Japanese: 乾いた and 乾かす and 乾く   Korean: 마르다 and 마른 and 말리다  
Polish: osuszać and suchy and wysychać   Portuguese: secar and seco  
Romanian: uscat   Russian: высыхать and сухой and сушить  
Slovene: suh   Spanish: secar and secarse and seco  
Swedish: torka and torr   Telugu: ఆరబెట్టు and ఆరిపోవు and పొడి  
Yiddish: פֿאַרטריקנט  
 
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