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Dictionary definition for: Dry

1. (v) remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes" "dry hair"

2. (n) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

3. (a) 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"

4. (v) become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"

5. (s) 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"

6. (a) opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers" "a dry state"

7. (a) not producing milk; "a dry cow"

8. (a) (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"

9. (a) without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough" "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"

10. (s) not shedding tears; "dry sobs" "with dry eyes"

11. (s) 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"- John Mason Brown

12. (s) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"

13. (s) unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run" "a mind dry of new ideas"

14. (s) having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts" "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

15. (s) (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast" "dry meat"

16. (s) suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry"

17. (s) having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"

18. (s) lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting" "a dry reading of the lines" "a dry critique"

19. (s) 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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