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dry

dry

 
pronunciation:
draI
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: drier, driest, dryer, dryest
definition 1: not wet, damp, or moist.
The clothes are dry after hanging in the sun.
antonyms:
damp, greasy, juicy, moist, watery, wet
definition 2: having little or no rain.
This year we had a dry summer.
synonyms:
rainless
antonyms:
wet
similar words:
arid, parched, thirsty
definition 3: not in or under water or other liquid.
Most snakes live on dry land.
antonyms:
wet
definition 4: thirsty.
We were very dry after the long walk.
synonyms:
thirsty
antonyms:
quenched
similar words:
dehydrated, parched
definition 5: not interesting; boring.
Our history book was very dry.
synonyms:
dull, monotonous
similar words:
flat, stale
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dries, drying, dried
definition 1: to make or cause to be dry.
Be sure to dry your hair before you go outdoors.
antonyms:
dampen, moisten, wet
similar words:
blot, towel, wipe
definition 2: to become dry.
We dried off in the sun after swimming.This fabric dries quickly.
similar words:
shrivel, wither
Word Builder: dry +
  • dryer:
    an appliance for drying clothes or hair.
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