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Spanish translation of “dry”

dry

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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