Definitions

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  • v. To dry too much.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To dry too much.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make too dry.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ dry

Examples

  • “She lives a life denied my ancestors,” Fiona said, the anger as quick to flame as overdry gunpowder.

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  • Dryers that automatically go for a predetermined amount of time will probably just overdry your clothes, filling them with static electricity.

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  • Just be sure to let it set all the way, err on the side of overdry before trying to lift them and peel the leaves off.

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  • Sweet peppers, which do best at 40-55°F and 90-95 percent relative humidity, will last far better on the refrigerator door in a perforated plastic bag than on a warm, overdry shelf.

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  • If you throw in clothes from the washer knotted together in an impenetrable mass, they are likely to take forever to dry, or some will overdry while others remain damp because air cannot circulate around them.

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  • If you store clothes in hot places, such as in unventilated attics or near radiators, or overdry clothes in the dryer, yellowing is likely to result.

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  • Superwash wools can be tumbled dry; be careful not to overdry.

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  • I could hear his tongue clacking as if his mouth was overdry.

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  • Will these two failures, arising no doubt from the overdry atmosphere of my receivers, conceal from us the genus and the species of the

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  • Only running the fan during the warmer and drier portion of the day will overdry the wheat and lengthen the drying time, Hellevang says.

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