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rough-dry

or rough·dry

[ ruhf-drahy ]
/ ˈrʌfˈdraɪ /
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verb (used with object), rough-dried, rough-dry·ing.
to dry (laundry) after washing, without smoothing, ironing, etc.
adjective
(of laundered clothes, sheets, etc.) dried but not ironed.
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Origin of rough-dry

First recorded in 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for rough-dry

rough-dry

adjective
(of clothes or linen) dried ready for pressing
verb -dries, -drying or -dried
(tr) to dry (clothes or linen) without smoothing or pressing
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