drier drier  /d ˈraɪ ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) unproductive especially of the expected results
  2. (adj) having no adornment or coloration
  3. (adj) (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish
  4. (adj) having a large proportion of strong liquor
  5. (adj) lacking warmth or emotional involvement
  6. (adj) practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
  7. (n) a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
  8. (n) an appliance that removes moisture
  9. (n) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  10. (v) remove the moisture from and make dry
  11. (v) become dry or drier
  12. (adj) free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
  13. (adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
  14. (adj) lacking moisture or volatile components
  15. (adj) opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
  16. (adj) not producing milk
  17. (adj) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
  18. (adj) without a mucous or watery discharge
  19. (adj) not shedding tears
  20. (adj) lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
  21. (adj) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones

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Usage(s):

  1. Already precipitation patterns seem to be changing, making some drier areas like the arid American southwest even drier, and rainy regions even wetter.
  2. The new lawn was more durable, and allowed Wimbledon's groundsmen to keep the soil underneath drier and firmer.
  3. Lowered rainfall will make a drier climate.

News

  1. Warmer, drier weather helps ND farmers

    BISMARCK - Warmer and drier weather across North Dakota last week allowed farmers to get the last of their crops planted.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

  2. Warmer, drier weather helps N. Dakota farmers

    Warmer and drier weather across North Dakota last week allowed farmers to get the last of their crops planted.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KX TV North Dakota

  3. Weather Outlook: Drier, Calmer

    CLEVELAND — Nicer, drier, and calmer weather is in store for the rest of the week. The severe weather threat...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

Quotes

  1. "If I were any drier, I'd be drowning," Groucho Marx says while caught in the rain in 1939's At the Circus, which was filled with puns and other wordplay.
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Groucho Marx Source: USA Today

  2. "The IPCC report is based on peer-reviewed published science, everything in there is well known to us, we know that there is the possibility or the probability of a hotter and drier future in southern Australia," Mr Turnbull told ABC radio....
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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