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dry nurse a woman employed to care for another's baby but not to breast-feed it. (Cf. wet nurse.)
dry-nurse to care for (another's baby) without breast-feeding it. (Cf. wet-nurse.)
drypoint an engraving technique, used esp. on copper, in which furrows are incised with a hard steel needle so as to leave a burr at the sides for a softer outline. [2 definitions]
dry rot a fungus decay of seasoned timber that causes it to become brittle and crumble into a dry powder, or the fungus causing this decay. [3 definitions]
dry run (informal) a military exercise without live ammunition. [2 definitions]
dry up to become nonexistent.
dry wall a prefabricated wall or panel made of plaster dried between paper sheets or boards; wallboard.
D.S. abbreviation of "dal segno," from the sign (used in music as a direction to return to the point so marked and repeat a passage).
DSC abbreviation of "Distinguished Service Cross."
DST abbreviation of "daylight saving time," standard time that has been advanced by one hour in a given time zone, usu. in the spring and lasting into the fall, in order to provide one more hour of daylight at the end of each day.
d.t.'s abbreviation of "delirium tremens," a condition caused by chronic excessive drinking of alcohol and characterized by hallucinations, trembling, and anxiety.
dual of or relating to two, esp. having two, often identical, components, people, sections, or the like; double. [2 definitions]
dual carriageway (chiefly British) a highway divided by a strip of land, with two lanes on either side used by traffic moving in opposite directions; divided highway.
dualism the state of being twofold; duality. [3 definitions]
dualize to make or conceive of as dual.
dual-purpose serving or designed to serve two purposes; meant to have two functions.
dub1 to award the title of knight to by tapping or striking lightly on the shoulder, usu. with a sword. [2 definitions]
dub2 to push, poke, or thrust at. [4 definitions]
dub3 to add sounds to or replace sounds on (a film or other recording), esp. to replace voices in one language with those in another. [4 definitions]
dubbin a mixture of oil and fat used to soften and waterproof leather.
dubiety the state of being doubtful or suspicious. [2 definitions]