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Dry vs. Exsiccate

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Dry

Free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist
He wiped the table dry with his shirt
The jacket kept me warm and dry
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Exsiccate

To dry up or cause to dry up.
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Dry

(of information, writing, etc.) dully factual
The dry facts of the matter
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Exsiccate

(transitive) To dry, to desiccate, to dehydrate.
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Dry

(of a joke or sense of humour) subtle and expressed in a matter-of-fact way
He delighted his friends with a dry, covert sense of humour
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Exsiccate

To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up.
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Dry

Prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcoholic drink
The country is strictly dry, in accordance with Islamic law
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Dry

(of an alcoholic drink) not sweet
A dry, medium-bodied red wine
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Dry

Relating to political ‘dries’; rigidly monetarist.
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Dry

Become dry
Waiting for the paint to dry
Pools are left as the rivers dry up
Do not let the soil dry out
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Dry

Forget one's lines
A colleague of mine once dried in the middle of a scene
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Dry

The process or an instance of drying.
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Dry

A dry or covered place.
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Dry

A Conservative politician (especially in the 1980s) in favour of strict monetarist policies.
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Dry

A person in favour of the prohibition of alcohol
Evangelical dries had seen to it that the nearest bottle of whiskey was miles away
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Dry

Free from liquid or moisture
Changed to dry clothes.
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Dry

Having or characterized by little or no rain
A dry climate.
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Dry

Marked by the absence of natural or normal moisture
A dry month.
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Dry

Not under water
Dry land.
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Dry

Having all the water or liquid drained away, evaporated, or exhausted
A dry river.
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Dry

No longer yielding liquid, especially milk
A dry cow.
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Dry

Not producing a liquid substance that is normally produced
Dry heaves.
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Dry

Not shedding tears
Dry sobs.
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Dry

Needing moisture or drink
A dry mouth.
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Dry

No longer wet
The paint is dry.
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Dry

Of or relating to solid rather than liquid substances or commodities
Dry weight.
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Dry

Not sweet as a result of the decomposition of sugar during fermentation. Used of wines.
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Dry

Having a large proportion of strong liquor to other ingredients
A dry martini.
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Dry

Eaten or served without butter, gravy, or other garnish
Dry toast.
Dry meat.
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Dry

Having no adornment or coloration; plain
The dry facts.
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Dry

Devoid of bias or personal concern
Presented a dry critique.
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Dry

Lacking tenderness, warmth, or involvement; severe
The actor gave a dry reading of the lines.
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Dry

Matter-of-fact or indifferent in manner
Rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical tone.
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Dry

Wearisome; dull
A dry lecture filled with trivial details.
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Dry

Humorous in an understated or unemotional way
Dry wit.
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Dry

Prohibiting or opposed to the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages
A dry county.
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Dry

Unproductive of the expected results
A mind dry of new ideas.
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Dry

Constructed without mortar or cement
Dry masonry.
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Dry

To remove the moisture from; make dry
Laundry dried by the sun.
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Dry

To preserve (meat or other foods, for example) by extracting the moisture.
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Dry

To become dry
The sheets dried quickly in the sun.
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Dry

A prohibitionist.
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Dry

Free from or lacking moisture.
This towel's dry. Could you wet it and cover the chicken so it doesn't go dry as it cooks?
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Dry

Unable to produce a liquid, as water, (petrochemistry) oil, or (farming) milk.
This well is as dry as that cow.
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Dry

(masonry) Built without or lacking mortar.
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Dry

(chemistry) Anhydrous: free from or lacking water in any state, regardless of the presence of other liquids.
Dry alcohol is 200 proof.
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Dry

(figurative) Athirst, eager.
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Dry

Free from or lacking alcohol or alcoholic beverages.
Of course it's a dry house. He was an alcoholic but he's been dry for almost a year now.
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Dry

(law) Describing an area where sales of alcoholic or strong alcoholic beverages are banned.
You'll have to drive out of this dry county to find any liquor.
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Dry

Free from or lacking embellishment or sweetness, particularly:
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Dry

Low in sugar; lacking sugar; unsweetened.
Proper martinis are made with London dry gin and dry vermouth.
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Dry

(humor) Amusing without showing amusement.
Steven Wright has a deadpan delivery, Norm Macdonald has a dry sense of humor, and Oscar Wilde had a dry wit.
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Dry

Lacking interest, boring.
A dry lecture may require the professor to bring a water gun in order to keep the students' attention.
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Dry

(fine arts) Exhibiting precise execution lacking delicate contours or soft transitions of color.
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Dry

(aviation) Not using afterburners or water injection for increased thrust.
This fighter jet's engine has a maximum dry thrust of 200 kilonewtons.
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Dry

Involving computations rather than work with biological or chemical matter.
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Dry

(of a sound recording) Free from applied audio effects (especially reverb).
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Dry

Without a usual complement or consummation; impotent.
Never dry fire a bow
Dry humping her girlfriend
Making a dry run
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Dry

Of a bite from an animal: not containing the usual venom.
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Dry

(Christianity) Of a mass, service, or rite: involving neither consecration nor communion.
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Dry

The process by which something is dried.
This towel is still damp: I think it needs another dry.
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Dry

(US) A prohibitionist (of alcoholic beverages).
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Dry

An area with little or no rain, or sheltered from it.
Come under my umbrella and keep in the dry.
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Dry

The dry season.
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Dry

(Australia) An area of waterless country.
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Dry

Unsweetened ginger ale; dry ginger.
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Dry

A radical or hard-line Conservative; especially, one who supported the policies of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.
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Dry

(intransitive) To lose moisture.
The clothes dried on the line.
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Dry

(transitive) To remove moisture from.
Devin dried her eyes with a handkerchief.
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Dry

To exhaust; to cause to run dry.
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Dry

For an actor to forget his or her lines while performing.
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Dry

Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid; not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal supply of moisture, as rain or fluid of any kind; - said especially: (a) Of the weather: Free from rain or mist.
The weather, we agreed, was too dry for the season.
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Dry

Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.
Give the dry fool drink.
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Dry

Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren; unembellished; jejune; plain.
These epistles will become less dry, more susceptible of ornament.
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Dry

Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
Not a dry eye was to be seen in the assembly.
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Dry

Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone or manner; dry wit.
He was rather a dry, shrewd kind of body.
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Dry

Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry gangrene; dry catarrh.
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Dry

Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and of easy transition in coloring.
The scientific man must keep his feelings under stern control, lest they obtrude into his researches, and color the dry light in which alone science desires to see its objects.
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Dry

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 tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay.
Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
The water of the sea, which formerly covered it, was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun.
Their sources of revenue were dried up.
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Dry

To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or juice; as, the road dries rapidly.
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Dry

To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; - said of moisture, or a liquid; - sometimes with up; as, the stream dries, or dries up.
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Dry

To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.
And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
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Dry

A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
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Dry

Remove the moisture from and make dry;
Dry clothes
Dry hair
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Dry

Become dry or drier;
The laundry dries in the sun
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Dry

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
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Dry

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
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Dry

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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Dry

Not producing milk;
A dry cow
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Dry

(of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation;
A dry white burgundy
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Dry

Without a mucous or watery discharge;
A dry cough
That rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose
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Dry

Not shedding tears;
Dry sobs
With dry eyes
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Dry

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
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Dry

Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones;
Dry weight
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Dry

Unproductive especially of the expected results;
A dry run
A mind dry of new ideas
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Dry

Having no adornment or coloration;
Dry facts
Rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner
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Dry

(of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;
Dry toast
Dry meat
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Dry

Suffering from fluid deprivation;
His mouth was dry
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Dry

Having a large proportion of strong liquor;
A very dry martini is almost straight gin
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Dry

Lacking warmth or emotional involvement;
A dry greeting
A dry reading of the lines
A dry critique
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Dry

Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages;
He's been dry for ten years
No thank you; I happen to be teetotal
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