driest driest  /d ˈraɪ əst/


  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 reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  8. (v) remove the moisture from and make dry
  9. (v) become dry or drier
  10. (adj) free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet
  11. (adj) humorously sarcastic or mocking
  12. (adj) lacking moisture or volatile components
  13. (adj) opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages
  14. (adj) not producing milk
  15. (adj) (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
  16. (adj) without a mucous or watery discharge
  17. (adj) not shedding tears
  18. (adj) lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless
  19. (adj) used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones


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  1. In Australia, the driest of inhabited continents, waterways have a powerful allure.
  2. Its valleys are some of the driest places on the Earth, receiving less than 4 inches of precipitation per year.
  3. The driest continent on earth is in the grip of the worst drought in its recorded history.


  1. Cover: Celebrating the Rio Grande — Family and friends set to take on the 3-mile journey Saturday

    It's a chance to get wet — even in the driest of years — and get up close and personal with your local rio when it's at its most grande.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

  2. Mike Alger: Strong afternoon winds part of pattern (+ video forecast, 7-day outlook)

    Once we get to this time of year, one of the driest weather patterns also is one of the breeziest weather patterns.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  3. Missoula's 2013 May and June 4th driest in 30 years

    2013 had the fourth driest May and June Missoula has seen in 30 years. Rain that we're expecting may improve conditions, but it would take a long-term period of above-average rainfall to get us back to normal. Meteorologists are not expecting that.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KECI Missoula


  1. "Even with the recent rainfall, California faces its third consecutive year of drought and we must prepare for the worst -- a fourth, fifth or even sixth year of drought," Schwarzenegger said. "Last year we experienced the driest spring and...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  2. "This has been the driest April we've had for a long time, followed by the wettest period in late May or June," Dawson said. "Whilst the ground is wetter than we like to see, it hasn't resulted in quite as much grass. Very unusual...
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Peter Dawson Source: USA Today

  3. "Mr Abbott must today release his own scientific evidence to prove the globe has stopped warming, or admit he got it wrong," Mr Garrett said. "Australia is one of the hottest and driest inhabited places on earth and our environment and...
    on Jan 4, 2010 By: Peter Garrett Source: The Australian

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