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Translation of "dry" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective /drai/ ( comparative drier, superlative driest)
having little, or no, moisture, sap, rain etc seco The ground is very dry The leaves are dry and withered I need to find dry socks for the children.
uninteresting and not lively aburrido a very dry book.
(of humour/humor or manner) quiet, restrained agudo, mordaz a dry wit.
(of wine) not sweet seco a dry sherry.
dried adjective
(of food) having had moisture removed for the purpose of preservation seco dried flowers dried fruit.
drier noun ( dryer)
a machine etc that dries secadora, secador a spin-drier a hair-dryer.
drily adverb ( dryly)
in a quiet, restrained (and humorous) manner secamente, irónicamente He commented drily on the untidiness of the room.
dryness noun
sequedad the dryness of the land due to drought.
dry cell noun
(physics) an electric cell in which the electrolyte is in the form of a paste so as to prevent chemicals spilling out of the container Bateria Electrica Portable radios are commonly powered by dry cells.
dry-clean verb
to clean (clothes etc) with chemicals, not with water. limpiar en seco
dry-cleaner’s noun
a shop where you can take your clothes to be dry-cleaned Limpieza en Seco I need to pick my suit up from the dry-cleaner’s.
dry ice noun
solid carbon dioxide which is used for creating mist as a theatrical effect or to keep things cold, such as food. Hielo Seco
dry land noun
the land as opposed to the sea etc tierra firme We were relieved to reach dry land after the storm.
dry off phrasal verb
to make or become completely dry secarse She climbed out of the swimming pool and dried off in the sun.
dry up phrasal verb
to lose water; to cease running etc completely secarse All the rivers dried up in the heat.
to become used up agotarse Supplies of bandages have dried up.
to make dry secar The sun dried up the puddles in the road.
(of a speaker) to forget what he is going to say quedarse en blanco He dried up in the middle of his speech.
(Definition of dry from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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