Associations to the word «Dry»

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DRY, adjective. Free from liquid or moisture.
DRY, adjective. (chemistry) Free of water in any state; anhydrous.
DRY, adjective. Thirsty; needing drink.
DRY, adjective. (of an alcoholic beverage) Lacking sugar or low in sugar; not sweet.
DRY, adjective. Maintaining temperance; void or abstinent from alcoholic beverages.
DRY, adjective. (of a person or joke) Subtly humorous, yet without mirth.
DRY, adjective. (of a scientist or his laboratory) Not working with chemical or biological matter, but, rather, doing computations.
DRY, adjective. (masonry) Built without mortar; dry-stone.
DRY, adjective. (of animals) Not giving milk.
DRY, adjective. Lacking interest or amusement; barren; unembellished.
DRY, adjective. (fine arts) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of execution, or lacking delicate contours and soft transitions of colour.
DRY, noun. (US) A prohibitionist (of alcoholic beverages).
DRY, noun. (especially Australia) the dry - the dry season.
DRY, noun. (Australia) an area of waterless country.
DRY, verb. (intransitive) To lose moisture.
DRY, verb. (transitive) To remove moisture from.
DRY, verb. (ambitransitive) (figurative) To cease or cause to cease.
DRY, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To be thirsty.
DRY, acronym. (computing) Acronym of w:Don't repeat yourself. (It is a software development principle aimed at reducing repetition.)
DRY ABSCESS, noun. (pathology) An abscess that fails to point or break.
DRY ABSCESSES, noun. Plural of dry abscess
DRY AS A BONE, adjective. (simile) completely dry; totally dry
DRY AS A DEAD DINGO'S DONGER, adjective. (Australia) (simile) (informal) Very dry, extremely dry.
DRY AS A DEAD DINGO'S DONGER, adjective. (Australia) (simile) (informal) Very thirsty.
DRY AS A NUN'S NASTY, adjective. (Australia) (simile) (informal) (vulgar) Very dry.
DRY BEHIND THE EARS, adjective. (idiomatic) Seasoned or experienced; mature, especially with respect to judgment.
DRY BITE, noun. A bite by a venomous animal in which no venom is released.
DRY BONE, noun. (mining) smithsonite
DRY BRUSHING, noun. (painting) A painting technique that involves stroking lightly with a minimally loaded brush to create a textured look.
DRY BRUSHING, noun. A skincare treatment that consists of scrubbing dry skin with a hard bristled brush.
DRY BULB TEMPERATURE, noun. (meteorology) Temperature of the free air as measured with a dry thermometer on a sling psychrometer over a grassy surface at a height of approximately 6 feet (1.8 meters).
DRY CELL, noun. Any electrochemical cell whose electrolyte is a solid or stiff paste
DRY CELL BATTERY, noun. An electric battery employing a zinc-carbon dry cell
DRY CLEAN, verb. To clean clothes or other fabrics through a process that uses solvents and specialized equipment instead of using water.
DRY CLEANED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of dry clean
DRY CLEANER, noun. A person whose business is the dry cleaning of clothes and other fabrics.
DRY CLEANER, noun. A business establishment that engages in the dry cleaning of clothes and other fabrics.
DRY CLEANERS, noun. Plural of dry cleaner
DRY CLEANING, noun. The process of cleaning clothes and other fabrics without using water, instead using solvents and specialized equipment.
DRY CLEANING, verb. Present participle of dry clean
DRY CLEANS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dry clean
DRY CLOSET, noun. A toilet, containing no water, in which earth or ashes were added to the excrement after each use; the contents being regularly collected; an earth closet
DRY COUGH, noun. Coughing without expectoration
DRY DOCK, noun. Alternative spelling of drydock
DRY DRUNK, noun. A person with the disease of alcoholism who is not drinking alcohol, but has relapsed mentally and emotionally.
DRY DRUNKS, noun. Plural of dry drunk
DRY ERASE, adjective. Alternative form of dry-erase
DRY EYE, noun. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, an eye disease caused by decreased tear production.
DRY EYE, noun. (idiomatic) An eye which is not crying, i.e. someone emotionally unmoved.
DRY FILM THICKNESS, noun. The thickness, expressed in mils, of an applied and cured coating or mastic.
DRY FIRE, verb. (firearms) To discharge a weapon without ammunition in the chamber.
DRY FIRED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of dry fire
DRY FIRES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dry fire
DRY FIRING, verb. Present participle of dry fire
DRY FLIES, noun. Plural of dry fly
DRY FLY, noun. (fishing) A fly used in fly fishing, designed to float in or on the surface of the water
DRY GOODS, noun. (US) Any product for sale that does not require special storage treatment, but especially textiles
DRY GUILLOTINE, noun. (historical) (slang) Forced deportation to a penal colony, especially as a punishment during the French Revolution.
DRY HIRE, noun. The hire of equipment or a venue without any accompanying operators or staff.
DRY HOLE, noun. (engineering) A hole drilled into the ground for oil or gas exploration which fails to yield enough oil or gas to justify the establishment of a well.
DRY HUMOR, noun. Humor that is presented with no change of expression; deadpan
DRY HUMOUR, noun. Alternative spelling of dry humor
DRY HUMP, verb. To simulate intercourse while clothed.
DRY ICE, noun. Carbon dioxide frozen in the solid state, used especially as a cooling agent and for the production of fog-like special effects. It sublimes at -78.5°C (-109.3°F) at normal atmospheric pressure.
DRY LAB, noun. A laboratory where computational or mathematical analyses are used to simulate a physical phenomenon.
DRY LAB, noun. A photographic laboratory that does not use "wet" photographic chemicals.
DRY LABBING, noun. The act of supplying fictional yet plausible results in lieu of performing an assigned experiment.
DRY LABS, noun. Plural of dry lab
DRY LAKE, noun. A remnant of lake consisting of fine-grained sediments infused with alkali salts.
DRY LAKES, noun. Plural of dry lake
DRY LAND, noun. Land; as opposed to sea.
DRY LIGHT, noun. Pure unobstructed light.
DRY LIGHT, noun. (figurative) (by extension) A clear, impartial view.
DRY LINE, noun. (meteorology) An imaginary line across a continent that separates moist air from an eastern body of water and dry desert air from the west.
DRY LINES, noun. Plural of dry line
DRY LUNCH, noun. (England) (slang) A contemptible or uncool person.
DRY MARKER, noun. A coloured pencil intended for use as a marker pen
DRY MARKET, noun. A market selling clothing, electronics, etc. rather than fresh meat and produce.
DRY MARKETS, noun. Plural of dry market
DRY MARTINI, noun. A cocktail made from gin or vodka mixed with a splash of vermouth
DRY MARTINIS, noun. Plural of dry martini
DRY MATTER, noun. Dry weight; a measurement of the mass of something when completely dried
DRY MEASURE, noun. A unit of volume used in measuring dry commodities (e.g. grain or fruit).
DRY MEASURES, noun. Plural of dry measure
DRY MOUTH, noun. (medicine) xerostomia
DRY NEEDLING, noun. (medicine) A form of acupuncture used to relieve pain in the muscles
DRY NURSE, noun. A nurse who attends and feeds a child by hand, distinguished from a wet nurse, who suckles it.
DRY NURSES, noun. Plural of dry nurse
DRY OFF, verb. To become dry
DRY ONE'S EYES, verb. (idiomatic) To cease crying.
DRY ORGASM, noun. An orgasm with an ejaculation that does not produce semen due to prepubescence or having run out of seminal fluid.
DRY OUT, verb. To have excess water evaporate or be otherwise removed.
DRY OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To sober up; to cease to be drunk.
DRY PLATE, noun. (photography) A glass plate having a dry coating sensitive to light, upon which photographic negatives or pictures can be made, without moistening.
DRY PLATES, noun. Plural of dry plate
DRY POINT, noun. An acid-free etching created by direct incision into a metal or clear acrylic plate with an etching scribe.
DRY POWDER, noun. A powder found in a fire extinguisher that is expelled to smother the fire
DRY POWDER, noun. (finance) cash (or cash-like securities) kept in reserve in case of need.
DRY POWDER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see dry,‎ powder.
DRY POWDER INHALER, noun. (medicine) A device with a canister holding a medicine in a dry powder form, ready to be sucked/sprayed out as aerosols, with the purpose to be inhaled by a patient into the lungs. The device is commonly used for the treatment of asthma and other type of respiratory diseases.
DRY REACH, noun. A dry or no longer active branch or reach (i.e. segment) of a river.
DRY RENT, noun. (UK) (legal) A rent reserved by deed, without a clause of distress.
DRY RENTS, noun. Plural of dry rent
DRY RISER, noun. A main vertical pipe, usually kept empty, intended to distribute water to multiple levels of a building in the event of a fire.
DRY RISERS, noun. Plural of dry riser
DRY ROT, noun. The crumbly, friable decayed portions of wooden members of buildings, especially at or below grade, usually caused by a fungal infection.
DRY ROT, noun. Metaphorically, a progressive malaise of decay, corruption, or datedness.
DRY ROT, noun. A fungal infection which affects plants, in particular potatoes.
DRY RUN, noun. (idiomatic) A practice; a rehearsal.
DRY RUNS, noun. Plural of dry run
DRY SEASON, noun. Any season in which little rain falls; used especially in the tropics where it alternates with the rainy season
DRY SEASONS, noun. Plural of dry season
DRY SEX, noun. Sexual intercourse in which the vagina does not produce vaginal lubrication.
DRY SEX, noun. Nonpenetrative sex
DRY SOCKET, noun. (dentistry) An inflammation, usually acutely painful, of the alveolar bone following extraction of a tooth.
DRY SPELL, noun. A drawn-out period where the weather has been dry, for an abnormally long time- shorter and not as severe as a drought
DRY SPELL, noun. A period or time where there is little activity, productivity, low income etc.
DRY SPELL, noun. A period of time without sexual intercourse
DRY SPELLS, noun. Plural of dry spell
DRY STEERING, noun. The act of turning the wheels of a car that is not moving.
DRY STOVE, noun. (archaic) A hothouse adapted to preserving the plants of arid climates.
DRY SUMP, noun. (automotive) A type of engine sump where oil that flows down from the crankshaft etc is sucked up into an external reservoir (as opposed to a wet sump where it simply pools in a pan at the bottom of the engine).
DRY UP, verb. (intransitive) To become dry (often of weather); to lose water.
DRY UP, verb. (transitive) To cause to become dry.
DRY UP, verb. (transitive) To deprive someone of (something vital).
DRY UP, verb. (intransitive) To cease to exist; to disappear
DRY UP, verb. (intransitive) (transitive) To manually dry dishes
DRY UP, verb. (intransitive) To stop talking, to forget what one was going to say.
DRY WALL, noun. Alternative form of drywall
DRY WALLS, noun. Plural of dry wall

Dictionary definition

DRY, noun. A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.
DRY, verb. Remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair".
DRY, verb. Become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun".
DRY, adjective. 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".
DRY, adjective. 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".
DRY, adjective. Lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint".
DRY, adjective. Opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state".
DRY, adjective. Not producing milk; "a dry cow".
DRY, adjective. (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux".
DRY, adjective. Without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose".
DRY, adjective. Not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes".
DRY, adjective. 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.
DRY, adjective. Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight".
DRY, adjective. Unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas".
DRY, adjective. Having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner".
DRY, adjective. (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat".
DRY, adjective. Having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin".
DRY, adjective. Lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique".
DRY, adjective. Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain