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dry

dry

 
pronunciation:
draI
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
dry up
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: drier, driest, dryer, dryest
definition 1: free from wetness, dampness, or moisture.
When the laundry is dry, I'll show you how to fold everything.
antonyms:
clammy, damp, dank, greasy, juicy, moist, sodden, watery, wet
similar words:
anhydrous, bone-dry, waterless
definition 2: lacking in rainfall.
We had a dry summer this year.Arizona has a dry climate.
synonyms:
rainless
antonyms:
moist, wet
similar words:
arid, parched, thirsty
definition 3: lacking the normal or desired amount of moisture.
The cake was dry and tasteless.Don't cook the chicken too long or it will be dry.
antonyms:
moist, succulent
similar words:
arid, dehydrated, desiccated, stale
definition 4: not in, under, or full of water or other liquid.
dry land
antonyms:
wet
similar words:
desert
definition 5: no longer containing water.
a dry river
similar words:
dehydrated, desiccated, parched, seared, waterless
definition 6: not giving milk.
The cow is dry.
antonyms:
fresh
similar words:
unproductive
definition 7: lacking tears.
dry eyes
synonyms:
tearless
antonyms:
tearful
definition 8: thirsty.
synonyms:
thirsty
antonyms:
quenched
similar words:
dehydrated, parched
definition 9: uninteresting; boring.
a dry textbook
synonyms:
arid, barren, bland, boring, dull, monotonous, uninteresting
antonyms:
amusing, entertaining
similar words:
flat, innocuous, prosaic, prosy, stale, tedious, tiresome
definition 10: humorous in an ironic or sarcastic way.
dry wit
synonyms:
droll, waggish, wry
similar words:
deadpan, ironic, sarcastic, witty
definition 11: of wines, not sweet.
dry champagne
synonyms:
sec
antonyms:
sweet
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dries, drying, dried
definition 1: to make free from wetness or dampness; cause to be dry.
antonyms:
dampen, moisten, wet
similar words:
blot, blow-dry, towel, wipe
definition 2: to preserve by removing the moisture from (fruit, meat, or the like).
synonyms:
cure, dehydrate, preserve
similar words:
evaporate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become free from wetness or dampness; become dry.
antonyms:
dampen, wet
similar words:
desiccate, shrivel, wither
phrase: dry up
Word Builder: dry +
  • dryer:
    an appliance for drying clothes or hair.
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