air-dry
I. adjective Date: 1856 dry to such a degree that no further moisture is given up on exposure to air II. verb Date: 1886 transitive verb to dry by exposure to air intransitive verb to become dry by exposure to air

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  • air-dry — [er′ drī΄] vt. air dried, air drying to dry by exposing to the air adj. so dry as to give off no further moisture upon exposure to the air …   English World dictionary

  • air-dry — air′ dry v. dried, dry•ing, adj. 1) to dry by exposure to the air 2) dry beyond further evaporation • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • air-dry — adjective not giving off moisture on exposure to the air • Similar to: ↑dry * * * ˈair dry 7 [air dry] verb transitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • air-dry — /air druy /, v., air dried, air drying, adj. v.t., v.i. 1. to dry by exposure to the air. adj. 2. dry beyond further evaporation. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • air-dry — /ˈɛə draɪ/ (say air druy) verb (t) (air dried, air drying) 1. to remove moisture from by evaporation in free air. –adjective 2. dry beyond further evaporation …   Australian English dictionary

  • air-dry — 1. adjective Free of moisture to the degree possible by exposure to air; naturally dried. 2. verb To dry by exposure to the air …   Wiktionary

  • air-dry — verb make or become dry through contact with air …   English new terms dictionary

  • air dry — Allowing paint to dry at ambient (surrounding) temperatures, without the aid of an external heat source …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • air-dry — Allowing paint to dry at ambient (surrounding) temperatures, without the aid of an external heat source …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • air-dry loss — n in coal, the loss in mass, expressed as a percentage, resulting from each air drying stage or the sum of all sequential air drying stages in which the results from each stage are adjusted to the as received basis. DISCUSSION Air dry loss is… …   Coke&Coal Terminology

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