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dryness

Roget category 340

3. Words relating to matter
3.2. Inorganic matter
›› 3.2.2. Fluid matter

#340. Dryness

noun

dryness etc. adj. — siccity, aridity, drought, ebb tide, low water.
exsiccation, desiccationarefaction, dephlegmation, drainagedrier.
[chemical subs. which renders dry] desiccative, dessicator.
[device to render dry] dessicatorhair drier, clothes drier, gas drier, electric driervacuum oven, drying oven, kilnlyophilizer.
clothesline.

verb

be dry etc. adj.. render dry etc. adj. — drydry up, soak upsponge, swab, wipedrain.
desiccate, dehydrate, exsiccateparch.
kiln dryvacuum dry, blow dry, oven dryhang out to dry.
mummify.
be fine, hold up.

adjective

dry, anhydrous, aridadust, arescentdried etc. v. — undampedjuiceless, saplesssearhuskyrainless, without rain, finedry as a bone, dry as dust, dry as a stick, dry as a mummy, dry as a biscuit.
water proof, water tight.
dehydrated, dessicated.



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