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EtymologyEdit

Root
י־ב־שׁ

From the root י־ב־שׁ(y-b-sh); compare יָבֵשׁ(yavésh, dry).

VerbEdit

ייבש \ יִבֵּשׁ (yibésh) (pi'el construction, passive counterpart יובש \ יֻבַּשׁ‎)

  1. (transitive) To dry, to dry out: to cause to become dry.
    ייבשתי את זה.‎ — yibáshti et ze. — I dried it.

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike English dry, Hebrew יִבֵּשׁ is specifically used when one person or thing is drying another. When a person or thing is becoming dry on its own, the related intransitive verb התייבש \ הִתְיַבֵּשׁ(hityabésh) is used.

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