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kiln-dried

[kil-drahyd, kiln-]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the reduction of the moisture content in wood by means of artificially controlling the heat, air circulation, and humidity.

Origin of kiln-dried

First recorded in 1850–55

kiln-dry

[kil-drahy, kiln-]
verb (used with object), kiln-dried, kiln-dry·ing.
  1. to dry in a kiln.

Origin of kiln-dry

First recorded in 1530–40
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Examples from the Web for kiln-dried

Historical Examples

  • It has been bolted and kiln-dried out of all natural flavor.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South

    Martha McCulloch Williams

  • After the malt has been kiln-dried, the rootlets may be removed by means of a sieve.

  • If the malt were not kiln-dried it would not keep, but would become mouldy.

  • This is either steeped and converted into malt, or kiln-dried and ground.

  • A quantity of kiln-dried earth was weighed and then put into a tight vessel.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden