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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.

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British Dictionary definitions for dryer (1 of 2)

dryer1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for dryer (2 of 2)

dryer2
/ (ˈdraɪə) /

adjective

a variant spelling of drier 1
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