Spanish translation of “dry”
dry adjective /drai/ (comparative drier, superlative driest)
› having little, or no, moisture, sap, rain etc
The ground is very dry The leaves are dry and withered I need to find dry socks for the children. › uninteresting and not lively
a very dry book. › (of humour/humor or manner) quiet, restrained
a dry wit. › (of wine) not sweet
a dry sherry. dried adjective › (of food) having had moisture removed for the purpose of preservation
dried flowers dried fruit. drier noun ( dryer) › a machine etc that dries
a spin-drier a hair-dryer. drily adverb ( dryly) › in a quiet, restrained (and humorous) manner
He commented drily on the untidiness of the room. dryness noun ›
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
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.
dry land noun › the land as opposed to the sea etc
We were relieved to reach dry land after the storm. dry off phrasal verb › to make or become completely dry
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
All the rivers dried up in the heat. › to become used up
Supplies of bandages have dried up. › to make dry
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.