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tumble-dry

[tuhm-buh l-drahy]
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verb (used with object), tum·ble-dried, tum·ble-dry·ing.
  1. to dry (washing) in a clothes drier in which articles are rotated vertically through heated air.
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Origin of tumble-dry

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for tumble-dry

tumble-dry

verb -dries, -drying or -dried
  1. (tr) to dry (laundry) in a tumble dryer
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