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

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It is also a slow process that demands the constant attention of skilled personnel and requires parts to be dried off after testing.
After a romp in the pool or bathtub, they can be easily dried off so they're ready for naptime or the next play activity.
I dried off what I could and popped in the tapes -- and successfully restored every file from the tapes.
The couple kissed and cuddled in the sea near Marseille before Carla, 41, dried off on the rocks.
After Connolly dried off, he revealed he plans to add to his squad before the club kick off their First Division campaign.