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dry [adj1] moistureless anhydrous, arid, athirst, baked, bald, bare, barren, dehydrated, depleted, desert, desiccant, desiccated, drained, dried-up, droughty, dusty, evaporated, exhausted, hard, impoverished, juiceless, not irrigated, parched, rainless, sapless, sapped, sear, shriveled, stale, thirsty, torrid, unmoistened, waterless; concept 603 —Ant. damp, dripping, humid, juicy, moist, soaked, soggy, watery, wet dry [adj2] dull, uninteresting apathetic, blah, boring, bromidic, draggy, dreary, dull as dishwater*, dusty, ho hum*, impassive, inelaborate, insipid, matter-of-fact, modest, monotonous, naked, phlegmatic, plain, simple, tedious, tiresome, trite, weariful, wearisome; concept 529 —Ant. exciting, interesting, juicy, lively, untiring dry [adj3] sarcastic, sharp-tongued acerbic, arcane, biting, caustic, cutting, cynical, deadpan, droll, harsh, humorous, ironical, keen, low-key, restrained, salty, sardonic, satirical, sharp, sly, sour, subtle, tart; concept 267 dry [v] take moisture out of anhydrate, bake, blot, concentrate, condense, dehumidify, dehydrate, deplete, desiccate, drain, empty, evaporate, exhaust, exsiccate, freeze-dry, harden, kiln, mummify, parch, scorch, sear, shrivel, soak up, sponge, stale, swab, torrefy, towel, wilt, wipe, wither, wizen; concepts 250,469 —Ant. dampen, soak, water, wet  

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  • dry — dry …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • dry — dry·ad; dry·as; dry; dry·de·ni·an; dry·i·nid; dry·in·i·dae; dry·ly; dry·man; dry·ness; dry·o·bal·a·nops; dry·ob·a·tes; dry·o·phyl·lum; dry·o·pi·the·cid; dry·o·pith·e·ci·nae; dry·o·pi·the·cus; dry·op·te·ris; dry·op·te·roid; gynan·dry;… …   English syllables

  • Dry — (dr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Drier}; superl. {Driest}.] [OE. dru[yogh]e, druye, drie, AS. dryge; akin to LG. dr[ o]ge, D. droog, OHG. trucchan, G. trocken, Icel. draugr a dry log. Cf. {Drought}, {Drouth}, 3d {Drug}.] 1. Free from moisture; having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dry — [ draj ] adj. inv. et n. m. • 1877; mot angl. « sec » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Sec, en parlant du champagne, du vermouth. ⇒aussi extra dry. 2 ♦ N. m. (1951) Cocktail au gin et au vermouth. ⇒ martini. Des drys ou des dry …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dry — adj 1 Dry, arid mean devoid of moisture. Dry may suggest freedom from noticeable moisture either as a characteristic or as a desirable state {a dry climate} {1dry clothing} {dry land} {dry provisions} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dry — [drī] adj. drier, driest [ME drie < OE dryge, akin to Ger trocken, Du droog < IE * dhereugh , fast, firm, solid (< base * dher , to hold out, hold fast > FIRM1)] 1. not watery; not under water [dry land] 2. having no moisture; not wet …   English World dictionary

  • Dry — or dryness may refer to: Lack of water Prohibiting alcohol (see Dry county) Dryness (taste), the lack of sugar in a drink, especially an alcoholic one (not to be confused with the meaning listed above) Dryness (medical) Dryness (drought) Dry… …   Wikipedia

  • Dry — Dry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drying}.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See {Dry}, a.] To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dry up — {v.} 1. To become dry. * /The reservoir dried up during the four month drought./ 2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating. * /The Senator s influence dried up when he was voted out of office./ 3. {slang} To stop talking. Often used as a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dry up — {v.} 1. To become dry. * /The reservoir dried up during the four month drought./ 2. To disappear or vanish as if by evaporating. * /The Senator s influence dried up when he was voted out of office./ 3. {slang} To stop talking. Often used as a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dry — 〈[ draı] Adj.〉 trocken, herb, ohne Zuckerzusatz (Wein, Sekt) [engl.] * * * dry [dra̮i ] <indekl. Adj.; nachgestellt [engl. dry, verw. mit ↑ trocken]: (von Sekt, Wein o. Ä.) herb, trocken. * * * dry   [draɪ; englisch »trocken«],     …   Universal-Lexikon