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[kil-drahy, kiln-] /ˈkɪlˌdraɪ, ˈkɪln-/
verb (used with object), kiln-dried, kiln-drying.
to dry in a kiln.
Origin of kiln-dry
First recorded in 1530-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • With softwoods it is a common practice to kiln-dry direct from the saw.

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner
  • It has a green weight, an air-dry weight, a kiln-dry weight, and an oven-dry weight.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Toughen and kiln-dry in a couple days in a mild but unvarying temperature.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • To kiln-dry properly, a free current of air must be maintained, of sufficient volume to carry off this moisture.

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner
  • To ensure fine grinding, it is always advisable to kiln-dry it first.

  • The inner bark is in some places made into mats, and in Norway they kiln-dry it and grind it with corn as an ingredient in bread.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge Ella Rodman Church

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