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dry

 
Adjective dry has 16 senses
  1. dry - 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"
    Antonyms:
    wet, bedewed, dewy, besprent, sprinkled, boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloughy, swampy, clammy, dank, damp, dampish, moist, drenched, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, sopping, soppy, drippy, drizzly, dunked, soused, humid, misty, muggy, steamy, perspiring, sweating, sweaty, reeking, dripping, rheumy, showery, rainy, soggy, waterlogged, steaming, sticky, tacky, washed, watery, undried
  2. dry, ironic, ironical, wry - 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"
    Antonyms: humorless, humourless, unhumorous (indirect, via humorous)
  3. dry - opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
    Antonym:
    wet
  4. dry - not producing milk; "a dry cow"
    Antonyms:
    wet, lactating, fresh
  5. dry - (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"
    Antonym:
    sweet
  6. dry - without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
    Antonyms:
    phlegmy, loose
  7. dry - not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
    Antonym:
    tearful (indirect, via tearless)
  8. dry, juiceless - 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
    Antonym: stimulating (indirect, via unstimulating)
  9. dry - used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"
    Antonym:
    liquid (indirect, via gaseous, solid)
    Antonym: gaseous (indirect, via solid, liquid)
  10. dry - unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
    Antonym:
    productive (indirect, via unproductive)
  11. dry - having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
    Antonym:
    fancy (indirect, via plain)
  12. dry - (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
    Antonym:
    fancy (indirect, via plain)
  13. dry - suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry"
    Antonym:
    hungry (indirect, via thirsty)
  14. dry - having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
    Antonyms:
    nonalcoholic, soft (indirect, via alcoholic)
  15. dry - lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
    Antonym:
    emotional (indirect, via unemotional)
  16. dry, teetotal - practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
    Antonyms: intoxicated, drunk, inebriated (indirect, via sober)
Noun dry has 1 sense
  1. dry, prohibitionist - a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    --1 is a kind of reformer, reformist, crusader, meliorist
    --1 has particulars:
     Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation; Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
Verb dry has 2 senses
  1. dry, dry out - remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
    --1 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: wet
    Derived forms: noun drier1, noun drier2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. dry, dry out - become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
    --2 is one way to change
    Derived forms: noun drier1, noun drier2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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