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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Contemporary Examples of dried-up

Historical Examples of dried-up

  • Why, you little sawed-off, dried-up, sassy son of a sea cook!


    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."

  • 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

    W.H.G. Kingston