1. [Adjective]: without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"

2. [Adjective]: (of wines) not sweet because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"

3. [Adjective]: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"

4. [Adjective]: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"

5. [Adjective]: not producing milk; "a dry cow"

6. [Noun]: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

7. lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"

8. suffering from fluid deprivation; "his mouth was dry"

9. having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

10. used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"

11. practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he''s been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

12. having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"

13. humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

14. (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"

15. unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"

16. lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown

17. not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"

18. [Verb]: remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"

19. [Verb]: become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"

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