Roget category 3403. Words relating to matter
› 3.2. Inorganic matter
›› 3.2.2. Fluid matter
exsiccation†, desiccation — arefaction†, dephlegmation†, drainage — drier.
[chemical subs. which renders dry] desiccative, dessicator.
[device to render dry] dessicator — hair drier, clothes drier, gas drier, electric drier — vacuum oven, drying oven, kiln — lyophilizer.
soak up —
desiccate, dehydrate, exsiccate† — parch.
kiln dry — vacuum dry, blow dry, oven dry — hang out to dry.
be fine, hold up.
dry as a bone,
dry as dust,
dry as a stick,
dry as a mummy,
dry as a biscuit.
water proof, water tight.
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