- 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
- 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
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