Drier Dri"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth. [1913 Webster]

2. (Paint.) Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • drier — comparative of DRY …   Medical dictionary

  • drier — see DRY (Cf. dry) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • drier — drier, driest, drily are the comparative (= more dry) and superlative (= most dry) forms, and the adverb form, of dry …   Modern English usage

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  • drier —  , dryer  Drier is the condition of being more dry; a dryer is an appliance for drying clothes or hair …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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