- 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
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Examples from the Web for dried-up
His body is swept away with all the others, like a dried-up fly in a dusty corner.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction
October 1, 2014
Why, you little sawed-off, dried-up, sassy son of a sea cook!Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
It's hard to judge this dried-up world by earthly standards.Valley of Dreams
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
He was no longer jealous of "any little, black, dried-up Frenchman."Molly Brown's Orchard Home
Do not think that dried-up hearts are the same thing as no hearts.In Convent Walls
Emily Sarah Holt
I felt as if all the liquid would be dried-up before it got down my throat.Dick Onslow