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dry

1. informal No longer partaking of alcoholic beverages; sober. Said especially of recovering alcoholics. I had a real drinking problem in college, but I've been dry for nearly four years now. The holidays are the hardest part of the year to stay dry.
2. informal Opposed to selling and/or consuming alcohol, as of a place or town. Ocean City is a dry town, so you have to bring booze with you when you come down. My parents really want me to pick that school because it's a dry campus.

DRY

An acronym for "don't repeat yourself," a principle used in computer programming with the intent of reducing repetitive or redundant code in software development. You need to make sure your software architecture is clear and well planned, which will result in nice, DRY code that is more efficiently written and more easily reused in other projects.
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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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Moisture Content (wet basis): Moisture content at each hour of drying was determined according to the procedure described by The Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) using equation 1.
Drying rate: Before drying rate, moisture ration was determined using equation 2 given by Hanif et al., (2016).
Dry matter content of tomato slices was determined by the oven drying method at an air temperature of 105 degC for 24 h [26].
Hot-air drying (HA) was performed in an electric thermal blast dryer (Type-101-3, Shanghai Ruda Experimental Apparatus Co., Ltd., China) which could be regulated to any desired drying air temperature between 20 and 120 degC and velocity between 0.1 and 3.0 m /s with high accuracy.
There are exceptional applications where a customer requires a combined system for barrel and rack drying. An example is AHC Oberflachentechnik of Weiterstadt, Germany.
Drying in so-called Vibarrel baskets by STS Industrie S.A.
The vacuum drying process is one suitable drying method to fulfil the quality and cost requirements (Malmquist and Noack 1960, Simpson 1987, Chen 1997, Teischinger et al.
Different studies deal with the vacuum drying technology to optimize the drying times, the discolorations and avoiding surfaces and honeycomb checks (He et al.
Drying kinetics is the description of the changes of moisture content of the material during drying.
(2007) in their study on effect of microwave power, air velocity and temperature on the final drying of osmotically dehydrated bananas observed that increasing the microwave power increased the drying rate, thus making the drying time shorter.
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Drying of hot chilli using solar tunnel drier, Sol Energy, 81(1): 85-92.
Red chili was also placed in a small tray positioned at the center of the dryer to determine moisture loss by means of a Camry R9364 digital electronic balance with an accuracy of 0.01 g on the top center of the drying chamber.
System drying efficiency is defined as the ratio of energy required to evaporate moisture to the heat supplied to the dryer.
When used for pre-treating of vegetables, it destroys enzymes and loosens tissues which sometimes fixes the natural colour and affords more rapid drying. Blanching can be done in a number of ways which usually includes water, steam and oil blanching [9].