kiln-dried

[kil-drahyd, kiln-]
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adjective

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

Origin of kiln-dried

First recorded in 1850–55

kiln-dry

[kil-drahy, kiln-]

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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