from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To dry by exposure to the air.
- adj. Sufficiently dry so that further exposure to air does not yield more moisture to be evaporated.
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- adj. Free of moisture to the degree possible by exposure to air; "naturally" dried.
- v. To dry by exposure to the air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not giving off moisture on exposure to the air
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Figuring out how to air-dry the meat in the damp Welsh hills took two years of experimentation.
Those would generally be divded up into water-based “air-dry” clays and oil-based “polymer clays.”
If desired, air-dry clays can be colored by mixing various pigments into them before shapin (acrylic paints are probably the most commonly used), or they can also be painted afterward.
Keep in mind that all air-dry clays must be sealed to protect them from humidity, and the grain-based ones sealed against hungry bugs during storage as well.
Homemade air-dry clays would be primarily grain-based ones like “salt dough” clay and “bread clay.”
A company called Makins produces air-dry clay in an array of colors!
There are many types of air-dry clay, some of which can be made at home.
Then I repeated the process, and finally I let the curtain air-dry in the sun.
When we have leftover heels or chunks of bread, I leave them out on the counter to air-dry.
Bonus: Save more energy by using the air-dry setting.