from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that dries.
- n. A substance added to paint, varnish, or ink to speed drying.
- adj. A comparative of dry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any substance that accelerates drying.
- n. Catalyst used to promote the drying of paints and varnishes by oxidative crosslinking.
- n. Alternative spelling of dryer.
- adj. comparative form of dry: more dry
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative.
- n. Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly.
- of dry, a.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which dries or is used in drying.
- n. Comparative and superlative degrees of dry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
- n. an appliance that removes moisture
dry + -er (“agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)
dry + -er (“comparative suffix”) (Wiktionary)