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[drahyd-uhp] /ˈdraɪdˈʌp/
depleted of water or moisture; gone dry:
a dried-up water hole.
shriveled with age; wizened:
a dried-up old mule skinner.
Origin of dried-up
First recorded in 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He's a mystery, done up in the carcass of a little, dried-up man, of a d—d uncertain age.

  • Why, you little sawed-off, dried-up, sassy son of a sea cook!

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He was a dried-up and wizened old man, but I found him as active as a youth of twenty.

  • It's hard to judge this dried-up world by earthly standards.

    Valley of Dreams Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • Damn my cousin Townham for a dried-up, wiggy, pratin' little scandalmonger!

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • He was no longer jealous of "any little, black, dried-up Frenchman."

  • He was a wizened, dried-up little man, not much more than five feet in height.

  • Will they not be like thirsty people coming to a dried-up pond?'

    The Gtakaml rya Sra
  • Everything around me was black—the sky, the mountains, the vast pits, the dried-up mouths of which gaped dismally.

    Animal Ghosts Elliott O'Donnell

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