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dry

adjective (NOT WET)    /draɪ/ (drier, driest)
A2 describes something that has no water or other liquid in, on, or around it: I hung his wet trousers on the radiator, but they're not dry yet. These plants grow well in dry soil/a dry climate. This cake's a bit dry - I think I overcooked it.Dry weather, arid conditions and dryness run dry If a river or other area of water runs dry, the water gradually disappears from it: By this time all the wells had run dry.Dry weather, arid conditions and dryness C1 describes hair or skin that does not have enough of the natural oils that make it soft and smooth: a shampoo for dry hairSkin complaints and blemishesCare for the hair describes bread when it is plain, without butter, jam, etc.: All I was offered was a piece of dry bread and an apple!Various qualities of food dryness     /ˈdraɪ.nəs/ noun [U] The wine has just enough dryness to balance its fruitiness. The meat was juicy with no hint of dryness.Wines and winemakingDry weather, arid conditions and dryness
(Definition of dry adjective (NOT WET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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