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3 definitions found
 for Drying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drying \Dry"ing\, a.
     1. Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind
        or day; a drying room.
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     2. Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry.
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     Drying oil, an oil which, either naturally or after boiling
        with oxide of lead, absorbs oxygen from the air and dries
        up rapidly. Drying oils are used as the bases of many
        paints and varnishes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dry \Dry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dried; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Drying.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See Dry,
     a.]
     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.
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     To dry up.
     (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of
         water; to consume.
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               Their honorable men are famished, and their
               multitude dried up with thirst.      -- Is. v. 13.
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               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.
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               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. --Tylor.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "drying":
     Sanforizing, air-drying, anhydration, atrophy, attenuation,
     blast-freezing, bottling, brining, canning, consumption, corning,
     curing, dehumidification, dehydrating, dehydration, desiccant,
     desiccation, desiccative, drainage, dry-curing, drying up,
     emaceration, emaciation, embalming, evaporation, evaporative,
     exsiccant, exsiccative, freeze-drying, freezing, fuming,
     insolation, irradiation, jerking, marination, mummification,
     parching, pickling, potting, preshrinkage, quick-freezing,
     refrigeration, salting, searing, seasoning, shrinkage, shrinking,
     shriveling, siccative, smoking, stuffing, taxidermy, thinning,
     tinning, wasting, withering
  
  

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