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Dry

Definition

[n] a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
[adj] practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
[adj] lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
[adj] having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
[adj] without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
[adj] 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"
[adj] suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry"
[adj] (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
[adj] having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
[adj] unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
[adj] not producing milk; "a dry cow"
[adj] opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
[adj] used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"
[adj] 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
[adj] (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"
[adj] not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
[adj] 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"
[v] remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
[v] become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"

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Antonyms

lactating, phlegmy, sweet, wet, wet