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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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The dried product was cooled and packed in low-density polyethylene bags that were heat-sealed.
Prior to drying, fresh broccoli samples were blanched in boiling water for 3 min and cooled with water and then dried on the microwave oven.
Harter purpose devised a heat pump based condensation drying system which, through physical action, quickly absorbs humidity on the surfaces of items to be dried, thus drying these items.
The prong slices were cut out in the middle of the length of the dried samples.
Dried products also have other advantages over fresh food products, which include reduced bulk, and hence are easier to transport and package [1].
Not only is drying a delicious way to preserve and concentrate the flavors of your fruits, veggies and herbs, but when dried, produce requires little space--and no electricity--to store, so you can enjoy it throughout fall and winter.
Mobile desiccant dryer/loaders (DDM) combine in one mobile unit the dryer, desiccant, automatic regeneration, and automatic conveying of dried material to process machine using predried hot air.
Net his firm dried 26 metric tons of cocoa beans in just two days last November (traditional drying can take two weeks).
Boiled potatoes--the waxy kind, often sold as boiling, white rose, or red rose potatoes--can be tossed with chopped fresh or dried herbs and served hot.
When the moist gauze dries, it attaches to surface tissue, which gets removed with the dried dressing.
Although some medicinal herbs are sold fresh to buyers, many buyers are looking for dried product.