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  • a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; I happen to be teetotal"
    • he's been dry for ten years
    • no thank you
  • lacking warmth or emotional involvement
    • a dry greeting
    • a dry reading of the lines
    • a dry critique
  • having a large proportion of strong liquor
    • a very dry martini is almost straight gin
  • (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
    • dry toast
    • dry meat
  • having no adornment or coloration
    • dry facts
    • rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner
  • unproductive especially of the expected results
    • a dry run
    • a mind dry of new ideas
  • used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones
    • dry weight
  • lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
    • a dry book
    • a dry lecture filled with trivial details
    • dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated John Mason Brown
  • not shedding tears
    • dry sobs
    • with dry eyes
  • without a mucous or watery discharge; a small child with a dry nose"
    • a dry cough
    • that rare thing in the wintertime
  • (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
    • a dry white burgundy
    • a dry Bordeaux
  • not producing milk
    • a dry cow
  • opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
    • the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers
    • a dry state
  • lacking moisture or volatile components
    • dry paint
  • humorously sarcastic or mocking
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
    • dry land
    • dry clothes
    • a dry climate
    • dry splintery boards
    • a dry river bed
    • the paint is dry
  • become dry or drier
    • The laundry dries in the sun
  • remove the moisture from and make dry
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair
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