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    dry - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dry

    Definition
    (noun) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    Synonyms : prohibitionist
    Definition
    (verb) remove the moisture from and make dry
    Synonyms : dry out
    Example Sentence
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair
    Definition
    (verb) become dry or drier
    Synonyms : dry out
    Example Sentence
    • The laundry dries in the sun
    Definition
    (adj) free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
    Example Sentence
    • dry land
    • dry clothes
    • a dry climate
    • dry splintery boards
    • a dry river bed
    • the paint is dry
    Definition
    (adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
    Synonyms : ironic , ironical , wry
    Example Sentence
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
    Definition
    (adj) lacking moisture or volatile components
    Example Sentence
    • dry paint
    Definition
    (adj) opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
    Example Sentence
    • the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers
    • a dry state
    Definition
    (adj) not producing milk
    Example Sentence
    • a dry cow
    Definition
    (adj) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
    Example Sentence
    • a dry white burgundy
    • a dry Bordeaux
    Definition
    (adj) without a mucous or watery discharge
    Example Sentence
    • a dry cough
    • that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose
    Definition
    (adj) not shedding tears
    Example Sentence
    • dry sobs
    • with dry eyes
    Definition
    (adj) lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
    Synonyms : juiceless
    Example Sentence
    • a dry book
    • a dry lecture filled with trivial details
    • dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life
    Definition
    (adj) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
    Example Sentence
    • dry weight
    Definition
    (adj) unproductive especially of the expected results
    Example Sentence
    • a dry run
    • a mind dry of new ideas
    Definition
    (adj) having no adornment or coloration
    Example Sentence
    • dry facts
    • rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner
    Definition
    (adj) (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
    Example Sentence
    • dry toast
    • dry meat
    Definition
    (adj) having a large proportion of strong liquor
    Example Sentence
    • a very dry martini is almost straight gin
    Definition
    (adj) lacking warmth or emotional involvement
    Example Sentence
    • a dry greeting
    • a dry reading of the lines
    • a dry critique
    Definition
    (adj) practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    Synonyms : teetotal
    Example Sentence
    • he's been dry for ten years
    • no thank you; I happen to be teetotal
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