Dried
Dry Dry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drying}.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See {Dry}, a.] To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay. [1913 Webster]

{To dry up}. (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of water; to consume. [1913 Webster]

Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. -- Is. v. 13. [1913 Webster]

The water of the sea, which formerly covered it, was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun. --Woodward. (b) To make to cease, as a stream of talk. [1913 Webster]

Their sources of revenue were dried up. -- Jowett (Thucyd. )

{To dry a cow}, or {To dry up a cow}, to cause a cow to cease secreting milk. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dried — (dr[imac]d), imp. & p. p. of {Dry}. Also adj.; as, dried apples. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dried — [draıd] adj dried substances, such as food or flowers, have had the water removed ▪ dried herbs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dried — [ draıd ] adjective * dried substances such as food, milk, or flowers have had the water removed from them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dried — adjective preserve by evaporating the moisture from: → dry dried past and past participle of dry …   English new terms dictionary

  • dried — dried; un·dried; …   English syllables

  • dried — past and past part of DRY …   Medical dictionary

  • dried — [drīd] vt., vi. pt. & pp. of DRY …   English World dictionary

  • dried — Synonyms and related words: adust, baked, burnt, corky, dehydrated, desiccated, dried up, evaporated, exsiccated, mummified, parched, scorched, sear, seared, sere, shriveled, sun dried, sunbaked, weazened, wind dried, withered, wizened …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dried — [[t]dra͟ɪd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Dried food or milk has had all the water removed from it so that it will last for a long time. → See also dry ...an infusion which may be prepared from the fresh plant or the dried herb... Thirty six trucks were loaded… …   English dictionary

  • dried — /draɪd / (say druyd) verb 1. past tense and past participle of dry. –phrase 2. dried out, a. (of land) completely parched: the plain was dried out during the drought. b. (of people in rural or outback areas) afflicted by drought so extreme that… …   Australian English dictionary

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