- to dry by exposure to the air.
- dry beyond further evaporation.
Origin of air-dry
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for air-dry
It has been demonstrated in practice that there is no advantage in allowing sheets to air-dry partially before smoking.
The thick rubber is then generally hung for a few days to air-dry before packing.
It has a green weight, an air-dry weight, a kiln-dry weight, and an oven-dry weight.
Long exposure to dry air takes out a large percentage of the moisture which green wood holds, and the lumber is known as air-dry.
After this they are taken out of the pickle and hung in a shady but dry and airy place to “air-dry.”Home Pork Making
A. W. Fulton
- (tr) to dry by exposure to the air
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