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EtymologyEdit

From Old English drȳġe, from Proto-Germanic *drūgiz.

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AdjectiveEdit

drye (plural and weak singular drye, comparative *dryer, superlative *dryest)

  1. Dry; lacking wetness, humidity, or water:
    1. (weather) Not wet or lacking rain; dry.
    2. Having water extracted out of it; dried, shrunken.
    3. (of food) Preserved by drying; dried or cured.
  2. Not producing or providing water; waterless.
  3. Lacking empathy; cold-hearted or uncaring.
  4. (alchemy, medicine) Alchemically "dry".

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: dry
  • Scots: dry, drey

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NounEdit

drye

  1. Dry weather; drought.
  2. Lack of hydration; thirstiness.
  3. (alchemy, medicine) Something considered alchemically dry.

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