dried-up dried-up adj. wrinkled or cracked from drying.

Syn: sere, sear, shriveled, withered. [WordNet 1.5]

2. having its water supply exhausted. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dried-up — adjective 1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture dried up grass the desert was edged with sere vegetation shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings withered vines • Syn: ↑sere, ↑sear, ↑shriveled, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dried-up — /druyd up /, adj. 1. depleted of water or moisture; gone dry: a dried up water hole. 2. shriveled with age; wizened: a dried up old mule skinner. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

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  • dried up — adjective Dry; having run out of water. See Also: dried out …   Wiktionary

  • dried-up — adjective Date: 1821 being wizened and shriveled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dried up — became dry; withered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dried-up pond — a pond from which water can be totally removed, leaving the bottom available for cultivation, thus making the pond more fertile when refilled …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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