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dry

1. having little or no rainfall
2. not providing milk
3. (of a wine, cider, etc.) not sweet
4. Pathol not accompanied by or producing a mucous or watery discharge
5. Electronics (of a soldered electrical joint) imperfect because the solder has not adhered to the metal, thus reducing conductance
6. Brit informal a Conservative politician who is considered to be a hard-liner
7. the dry Austral informal the dry season
8. US and Canadian an informal word for prohibitionist

dry

[drī]
(science and technology)
Free from or deficient in moisture.

dry

i. When referring to aircraft hire charges, it means “without fuel,” as opposed to wet, with fuel.
ii. When referring to a power setting or output, it means without the use of an afterburner or water injection.
iii. In relation to a runway, it means a runway that is neither wet nor contaminated. This includes a paved runway that has been specially prepared with grooves or a porous pavement to retain effectively dry-braking even when moisture is present.
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