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dry

noun

1 dry

A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.

synonym: prohibitionist.

Polish: prohibicjonista



verb

1 dry

Remove the moisture from and make dry:
— Dry clothes.
— Dry hair.

synonym: dry out.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Roget 340: be dry etc. adj.. render dry etc. adj.; dry; dry up, soak up; sponge, swab, wipe; drain.    ... show more

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more

Dutch: dehydreren, drogen, droogleggen, droogmaken

2 dry

Become dry or drier:
— The laundry dries in the sun.

synonym: dry out.

Dutch: drogen, opdrogen

adjective

1 dry

Free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet.

Roget 581: aphonous, dumb, mute; deafmute, deaf and dumb; mum; tongue-tied; breathless, tongueless, voiceless, speechless, wordless; mute as a fish, ... show more

Roget 576: plain, simple; unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished; homely, homespun; neat; severe, chaste, pure, Saxon; commonplace, ... show more

Roget 579: inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guinde [Fr.]; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ... show more

Roget 640: insufficient, inadequate; too little etc. 32; not enough etc. 639; unequal to; incompetent etc. (impotent) 158; weighed in the balance and found wanting;" ... show more

Roget 932: disapproving etc. v.; scandalized.    disparaging, condemnatory, damnatory, denunciatory, reproachful, abusive, objurgatory, clamorous, vituperative; defamatory ... show more

Roget 865: desirous; desiring etc. v.; inclined etc. (willing) 602; partial to; fain, wishful, optative; anxious, ... show more

Roget 841: wearying etc. v.; wearing; wearisome, tiresome, irksome; uninteresting, stupid, bald, devoid of interest, dry, monotonous, dull, ... show more

Roget 575: feeble, bald, tame, meager, jejune, vapid, bland, trashy, lukewarm, cold, frigid, poor, dull, dry, ... show more

Polish: suchy

2 dry

Humorously sarcastic or mocking:
— Dry humor.

synonyms: ironic, ironical, wry.

Polish: ironiczny

3 dry

Lacking moisture or volatile components.

4 dry

Opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages.

5 dry

Not producing milk.

6 dry

of liquor Having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation.

7 dry

Without a mucous or watery discharge.

8 dry

Not shedding tears.

9 dry

Lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless:
— A dry book.
— A dry lecture filled with trivial details.

synonym: juiceless.

Roget 340: dry, anhydrous, arid; adust, arescent; dried etc. v.; undamped; juiceless, sapless; sear; husky; rainless, ... show more

10 dry

Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones.

11 dry

Unproductive especially of the expected results.

12 dry

Having no adornment or coloration.

13 dry

of food Eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish.

14 dry

Having a large proportion of strong liquor.

15 dry

Lacking warmth or emotional involvement.

Polish: oschły

16 dry

Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages:
— He's been dry for ten years.

synonym: teetotal.

Roget 953: temperate, moderate, sober, frugal, sparing; abstemious, abstinent; within compass; measured etc. (sufficient) 639.    on the wagon, on the water wagon.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Rabelaisian, Saharan, Spartan, WCTU, acarpous, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acescent, acetose, acid, acidulous, air-dry, anhydrate, anhydrous, antisaloon, apathetic, arid, ascetic, athirst ... show more.

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