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Definitions of dry:

  • noun:   a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • verb:   remove the moisture from and make dry
    Example: "Dry clothes"
  • verb:   become dry or drier
    Example: "The laundry dries in the sun"
  • adjective:   humorously sarcastic or mocking
    Example: "Dry humor"
  • adjective:   suffering from fluid deprivation
    Example: "His mouth was dry"
  • adjective:   (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
    Example: "Dry toast"
  • adjective:   having no adornment or coloration
    Example: "Dry facts"
  • adjective:   unproductive especially of the expected results
    Example: "A dry run"
  • adjective:   used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
    Example: "Dry weight"
  • adjective:   lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
    Example: "A dry book"
  • adjective:   (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
    Example: "A dry white burgundy"
  • adjective:   not shedding tears
    Example: "Dry sobs"
  • adjective:   free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
    Example: "Dry land"
  • adjective:   not producing milk
    Example: "A dry cow"
  • adjective:   opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
    Example: "The dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"
  • adjective:   practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    Example: "He's been dry for ten years"
  • adjective:   lacking warmth or emotional involvement
    Example: "A dry greeting"
  • adjective:   having a large proportion of strong liquor
    Example: "A very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  • adjective:   without a mucous or watery discharge
    Example: "A dry cough"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #14923)


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