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Adjective
With little or no rainfall or humidity
“On my first visit to the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti, they were as parched and dry as any desert.”
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(of an object or food) Free from moisture or liquid
“These hamburgers are incredibly dry and difficult to eat.”
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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“A dry lecture will require some creativity on the professor's part to hold his students' attention.”
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(of information, writing, etc.) Highly factual, especially to the point of being dull
“For a documentary, this is certainly not your typical dry regurgitation of facts and figures.”
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(of a joke or sense of humour) Subtle and expressed in a matter-of-fact way
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“The show was hosted by a young woman who also injected a dry sense of humor into her performance.”
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In need of a drink
“They approached a small cottage, where no well could be seen, but the pilgrims were thirsty and dry.”
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Unemotional, undemonstrative, or impassive
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“He is often referred to as a philosopher of art, giving the impression of being dry and detached from the world around him.”
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Prohibiting the sale or use of alcoholic liquor
“Sorry, this is a dry state.”
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(of bread or toast) Without butter or other spreads
“I also enjoy a light, fluffy omelet, or maybe basted eggs with bacon or strawberries and dry toast.”
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(of an alcoholic drink) Free from or lacking embellishment or sweetness
“Clearly a dry wine such as a Fino Sherry or Sercial Madeira is most appropriate at the start of the meal, not the end.”
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(British, politics) Radical or hard-line Conservative in nature, especially in relation to the 1980s
“How appropriate are these models of free trade and dry economic policies to island states in the South Pacific?”
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Resembling or characteristic of powder in texture
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Very hot and dry
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Cloudless and sunny
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Somber or sedate in nature
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(of a voice) Harsh and rasping
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Indigestible or complex
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(of skin) Not smooth
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No longer nubile or suitable for marriage, in reference to people
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Not drinking alcohol
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(of skin) Dry and flaking
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(of resources or reserves) Completely used up
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Empty or not occupied
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Not sufficient
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Bookish, theoretical and pedantic, as opposed to practical
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Having the ability or tendency to absorb
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Rough
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(of entertainment) Not profound or serious
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Not ostentatious
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Irritating
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Not intended to be taken seriously
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(of a child or pet) Having been trained to relieve oneself in the appropriate manner or place
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Having no additional adornments or embellishments
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Verb
To wipe (something wet) dry, typically with an absorbent material such as a cloth
“We need to dry the dishes before our guests arrive.”
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To remove the moisture from
“The process will dry the fruit, causing its natural sugars to be concentrated.”
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To dry something to the point of withering it, usually with heat
“The hot sun would severely dry the leaves of our tree, causing them to wilt.”
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Make or become hard or solid
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To pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
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To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as sugar or salt
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Hang out to dry
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Remove fog
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To use, empty or drain completely
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To obtain with great effort or difficulty
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To attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
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To make or become warm
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To make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
Noun
(Britain, politics) A radical or hard-line Conservative, especially during the 1980s
“Hewson is an economic dry with progressive views on foreign policy, the environment, and human rights.”
Noun
One who does not drink alcohol
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