Roughdry Rough"dry`, v. t. in laundry work, to dry without smoothing or ironing. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • roughdry — I. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: rough (III) + dry : to dry (laundry) without smoothing or ironing clothes roughdried II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • roughdry — rough·dry (rŭfʹdrī ) tr.v. rough·dried, rough·dry·ing, rough·dries To dry (laundry) without ironing or smoothing out.   roughʹdry adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • roughdry — v. dry laundry without ironing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rough-dry — /ruf druy /, v., rough dried, rough drying, adj. v.t. 1. to dry (laundry) after washing, without smoothing, ironing, etc. adj. 2. (of laundered clothes, sheets, etc.) dried but not ironed. Also, roughdry. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • rough-dry — [ruf′drī′] vt. rough dried, rough drying to dry (washed laundry) without ironing: also roughdry adj. washed and dried but not ironed …   English World dictionary

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