From Middle English fordrien, fordruien, fordruȝen, from Old English fordrūgian (“to become dry, wither”), equivalent to for- + dry.
fordry (third-person singular simple present fordries, present participle fordrying, simple past and past participle fordried)
- (intransitive) To dry up; become dry.
- (transitive) To dry up; make dry.
From Middle English fordruye, equivalent to for- (“very, excessively”) + dry.
fordry (comparative fordrier, superlative fordriest)
- (obsolete) Very dry; withered.
- Geoffrey Chaucer, The Squire's Tale.
- Amid a tree fordry, as white as chalk,
As Canacé was playing in her walk,
There sat a falcon o'er her head full high,
That with a piteous voice so gan to cry, […]