- to dry in a kiln.
Origin of kiln-dry
First recorded in 1530–40
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Examples from the Web for kiln-dry
With softwoods it is a common practice to kiln-dry direct from the saw.
It has a green weight, an air-dry weight, a kiln-dry weight, and an oven-dry weight.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
Toughen and kiln-dry in a couple days in a mild but unvarying temperature.A Tramp Abroad, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
To kiln-dry properly, a free current of air must be maintained, of sufficient volume to carry off this moisture.
To ensure fine grinding, it is always advisable to kiln-dry it first.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book
Thomas R. Allinson