Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being dry. ,

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

  • noun The state of being dry. See dry.

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

  • noun uncountable a lack of moisture
  • noun the degree to which something is dry

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
  • noun objectivity and detachment

Etymologies

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dry + -ness

Examples

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • Sjogren's syndrome "targets and destroys over time the exocrine glands responsible for tear production and saliva -- and is characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes," said Dr. Michael Belmont, an associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at NYU Langone Medical Center and medical director for Hospital for Joint Diseases.

    Why Sjogren's syndrome caused Williams to quit U.S. open

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

  • The primordial emotion that I associate with the dryness is impotency, a desperate resignation.

    Flowers in the Desert

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