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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dried p. pr. & vb. n. Drying.]  To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay.
 To dry up. (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of water; to consume.
    Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.   -- Is. v. 13.
    The water of the sea, which formerly covered it, was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun.   --Woodward.
 (b) To make to cease, as a stream of talk.
    Their sources of revenue were dried up.   -- Jowett (Thucyd. )
 -- To dry a cow, or To dry up a cow, to cause a cow to cease secreting milk.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dried imp. & p. p. of Dry. Also adj.; as, dried apples.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not still wet; "the ink has dried"; "a face marked with
             dried tears"
      2: preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried
         fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated
         coconut meat" [syn: dehydrated, desiccated]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: wet]
      2: 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" [syn: ironic, ironical, wry]
      3: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of
         alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and
         bootleggers"; "a dry state" [ant: wet]
      4: not producing milk; "a dry cow" [ant: wet]
      5: (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar
         during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy" [ant: sweet]
      6: without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that
         rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry
         nose" [ant: phlegmy]
      7: not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
      8: 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 [syn: juiceless]
      9: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry
      10: unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry
          run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
      11: having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off
          the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
      12: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;
          "dry toast"; "dry meat"
      13: suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry"
      14: having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry
          martini is almost straight gin"
      15: lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting";
          "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
      16: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages;
          "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to
          be teetotal" [syn: teetotal]
      n : a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
          [syn: prohibitionist]
      v 1: remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry
           hair" [syn: dry out] [ant: wet]
      2: become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun" [syn: dry
      [also: dried, dryest, dryer, driest, drier]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See dry