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dry

1. mod. sober; no longer alcohol intoxicated. How long will Ernie stay dry, do you think?
2. n. a prohibitionist; an abstainer from alcohol. The drys are in an increasing majority.
3. mod. having to do with a region where alcoholic beverages cannot be purchased. (Compare this with wet.) Some small towns are dry, but not many.
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Dry matter content of tomato slices was determined by the oven drying method at an air temperature of 105 degC for 24 h [26].
Vendors have started taking undue advantage of the situation by increasing the prices of different dry fruit items.
Dry air must be passed exactly to the place where humidity is to be absorbed, that is through the custom perforation into the barrel and out again.
John Red Sweet 1984 (Keo Mallia Winery), a Special Award for Maratheftiko to Metharmi Red Dry 2009 (Ezousa Estate), and a Special Award for Xynisteri to Ayios Chrysostomos White Dry 2014 (Ezousa Estate).
8 : not producing desired results <a dry spell>
Final phase takes place in the upper part of the rotor area as dry air passes through the spiraling product.
Imbalances are usually dry and cold, like arthritis or eczema.
You can do this check in three minutes and save the wear and tear on your rifle or carbine that dry firing causes.
The team studied the period from 1964 to 1979, when tetrachloroethylene was the primary solvent used for dry cleaning in these countries.
as compared to dry cell batteries, hence disabling rechargeable batteries from becoming batteries that 'customers can use immediately after purchase'.
Dry liquids are low-dust powder-form preparations of liquid additives on inert mineral carriers.
To measure the moisture in the heavy brush that fills the Angeles National Forest, the experts take plant cuttings, weigh them, then dry them and check their moisture by the change in weight.
If you aim for a true baked potato, merely scrub the skin, dry it off, rub with a bit of oil if you'd like, and bake in a 400-degree oven for about an hour.
Murray said the advancements of employing moist dressings have improved care for residents and reduced the pain often associated with dry dressings.