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

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Self-contained circular fluid bed dryer system dries resin powders, flakes and pellets uniformly and rapidly at low cost.
When the moist gauze dries, it attaches to surface tissue, which gets removed with the dried dressing.
The new procedure dries wood between 50 and 75 percent faster than conventional drying processes and uses 30 percent less energy.
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.
Sold in 12 popular colors and packaged in half-ounce bottles, Nutra Nail 60-Second Fast Drying Nail Enamel requires just one coat and dries completely in just 60 seconds, or five to 15 times faster than other nail enamels.
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.