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air-dry

[air-drahy] /ˈɛərˌdraɪ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), air-dried, air-drying.
1.
to dry by exposure to the air.
adjective
2.
dry beyond further evaporation.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples from the web for air-dry
  • To eliminate the coffee smell, wash burlap coffee bean bags in warm water and air-dry before use.
  • Dishwashers also offer an air-dry option for saving power and water, and energy-efficient refrigerators conserve power as well.
  • Once a surface is sanitized, it should be allowed to air-dry.
British Dictionary definitions for air-dry

air-dry

verb -dries, -drying, -dried
1.
(transitive) to dry by exposure to the air
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