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drying

[ drahy-ing ]
/ ˈdraɪ ɪŋ /
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adjective

causing dryness: a drying breeze.
designed to become or capable of becoming dry and hard on exposure to air.

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Origin of drying

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dry, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM drying

non·dry·ing, adjectiveun·dry·ing, adjective
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How to use drying in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for drying

drying
/ (ˈdraɪɪŋ) /

noun

the action or process of making or becoming dry
Also called (not now in technical usage): seasoning the processing of timber until it has a moisture content suitable for the purposes for which it is to be used

adjective

causing drynessa drying wind
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