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.

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  • adj. comparative form of dry: more dry
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • of dry, a.
  • 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.

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


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dry +‎ -er (“agent suffix”)

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dry +‎ -er (“comparative suffix”)


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