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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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Slim Jim and baker's chocolate aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium-full body with excellent smoothness and depth of flavor .
Minuses: Tacky tabletops, dryish rice pilaf, dessert menu outages.
Nougat and peach custard aromas follow through on a crisp entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with baked apple and delicate spice accents.
For omelets, souffles, even (no, especially) deviled eggs, dryish Riesling is your go-to bottle.
It smells sweet but has a crisp, fresh dryish taste to it.
His arrived and looked great - lots of dryish risotto topped with a good hunk of golden chicken and generous with slices of chorizo.
Just before flowering, in October, the plants should be kept cool and dryish until the flower buds form, and then you can increase water and temperature.
Hood hops are used to give this beer a traditional flavor with a dryish finish and not too much sweetness.
A light, fresh, elegant dryish wine" says the label, and Lingenfelder lives up to its promise.
It is sweet and malty then hits a dryish, hoppy note.
For one thing, it is (and thankfully) a dryish academic antidote to the coffee-table glossy editions on architecture as phallic structure/womblike space: though this is exactly its subject area, it's not exactly a romping read.
We had a dryish spell over Christmas and the new year, which helped the situation, and there's still a good cover of grass.