Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Serving to dry; adapted to exhaust moisture: as, a drying wind or day.
  • Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry and hard: as, a drying oil. See oil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture
  • adjective Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry.
  • adjective an oil which, either naturally or after boiling with oxide of lead, absorbs oxygen from the air and dries up rapidly. Drying oils are used as the bases of many paints and varnishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of dry.

Etymologies

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dry +‎ -ing

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