dryer

[ drahy-er ]
/ ˈdraɪ ər /
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noun

Also drier. a machine, appliance, or apparatus for removing moisture, as by forced ventilation or heat: hair dryer; clothes dryer.

Nearby words

  1. drybrush,
  2. dryden,
  3. dryden, john,
  4. drydenian,
  5. drydenic,
  6. drygas,
  7. drying,
  8. drying oil,
  9. drying-out,
  10. dryland

Can be confuseddrier dryer

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British Dictionary definitions for dryer

dryer

1
/ (ˈdraɪə) /

noun

a person or thing that dries
an apparatus for removing moisture by forced draught, heating, or centrifuging
any of certain chemicals added to oils such as linseed oil to accelerate their drying when used as bases in paints, etc

adjective

a variant spelling of drier 1
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Word Origin and History for dryer

dryer

n.

agent noun from dry (v.).

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