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  Words related to dry

Related / Similar Words: prohibitionist, dry out, teetotal, ironic, ironical, wry, juiceless

 

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

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    See Also: sour, sugarless, nonsweet

     

    Hyponyms: Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation, Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard, dehydrate, dry up, desiccate, spin-dry, tumble dry, spray-dry, dehumidify, parch, sear, rough-dry, blow-dry, drip-dry, air, scorch, run dry, dry out

     

    Attributes: wetness

     

    Derivational Morphology: desiccant, drying agent, drier, sicative, dryer

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: dor   Chinese: 干燥  
    Dutch: drogen and droog and droog worden   Esperanto: seka  
    Estonian: kuiv and kuivama and kuivatama   Finnish: kuiva and kuivata and kuivua  
    French: sécher and sec   Georgian: გამშრალი  
    German: trocken and trocknen   Greek: στεγνός  
    Hungarian: szárad and száraz and szárít   Ido: sika  
    Indonesian: kering   Italian: asciugare and asciugarsi and secco  
    Japanese: 乾いた and 乾かす and 乾く   Korean: 마르다 and 마른 and 말리다  
    Polish: osuszać and suchy and wysychać   Portuguese: secar and seco  
    Romanian: uscat   Russian: высыхать and сухой and сушить  
    Slovene: suh   Spanish: secar and secarse and seco  
    Swedish: torka and torr   Telugu: ఆరబెట్టు and ఆరిపోవు and పొడి  
    Yiddish: פֿאַרטריקנט  
     
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