kiln-dried

[ kil-drahyd, kiln- ]
/ ˈkɪlˌdraɪd, ˈkɪln- /

adjective

of or relating to the reduction of the moisture content in wood by means of artificially controlling the heat, air circulation, and humidity.

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Origin of kiln-dried

First recorded in 1850–55

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Definition for kiln-dried (2 of 2)

kiln-dry
[ kil-drahy, kiln- ]
/ ˈkɪlˌdraɪ, ˈkɪln- /

verb (used with object), kiln-dried, kiln-dry·ing.

to dry in a kiln.

Origin of kiln-dry

First recorded in 1530–40
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