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

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Sweet corn dries beautifully, too, and it's easiest to handle if you blanch the whole ears before cutting off the kernels.
Desiccant central dryer (DCD) dries one or more granular materials to less than 0.
When a wet, porous material dries by evaporation, the changeover of the liquid to a vapor can cause stresses and strains that "induce cracking, shrinkage, and even complete disintegration of delicate solid skeletons," says Canham.
Join the surfaces immediately, before the adhesive dries or sets.
And with the most demanding high aspect ratio structures, Emersion technology cleans and dries without bridging.