What does dry mean?

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  1. Free from or lacking moisture.
  2. Unable to produce a liquid, as water, (Petrochemistry) oil, or (farming) milk.
  3. (masonry) Built without or lacking mortar.
  4. (chemistry) Anhydrous: free from or lacking water in any state, regardless of the presence of other liquids.
  5. Free from or lacking alcohol or alcoholic beverages.
  6. (law) Describing an area where sales of alcoholic or strong alcoholic beverages are banned.
  7. Free from or lacking embellishment or sweetness, particularly:
    1. (wine and other alcoholic beverages) Low in sugar; lacking sugar; unsweetened.
    2. (humor) Amusing without being amused.
    3. Lacking interest, boring.
    4. (fine arts) Exhibiting precise execution lacking delicate contours or soft transitions of color.
  8. (pejorative) Involving computations rather than work with biological or chemical matter.
  1. (US) A prohibitionist (of alcoholic beverages).
  2. (especially Australia, with "the") The dry season.
  3. (Australia) An area of waterless country.
  1. (intransitive) To lose moisture.
  2. (transitive) To remove moisture from.
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To be thirsty.
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