bone-dry

bone-dry

[bohn-drahy]
adjective
1.
very dry.
2.
very thirsty.
3.
Slang. dry ( def 17 ).
4.
Ceramics. (of clay) thoroughly dried.

Origin:
1815–25

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bone-dry
 
adj
informal
 a.  completely dry: a bone-dry well
 b.  (postpositive): the well was bone dry

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