(of a cloth item) to dry into a desired form and shape when hung dripping wet after washing.
to hang (a cloth item) after washing while it is dripping wet and allow it to dry, especially in anticipation of its assuming its desired form and shape during the drying process.
a garment or other cloth item that can be washed and drip-dried.
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How to use drip-dry in a sentence
Special attention to crevices—probably they use a hose now, drip dry, automatic wash for bulk processing.
Hang up to drip dry, or wind tightly around a bottle and leave to dry.Make Your Own Hats | Gene Allen Martin
Throwing off his waterproof outer garments, he left them to drip dry in the kitchen.An Orkney Maid | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
British Dictionary definitions for drip-dry
designating clothing or a fabric that will dry relatively free of creases if hung up when wet
to dry or become dry thus
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