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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drying  \Dry"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Adapted  or  tending  to  exhaust  moisture;  as  a  drying  wind 
  or  day  a  drying  room 
 
  2.  Having  the  quality  of  rapidly  becoming  dry. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {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,  or  dry  up},  {a  cow},  to  cause  a  cow  to  cease 
  secreting  milk.  --Tylor. 




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