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bone-dry

[bohn-drahy] /ˈboʊnˈdraɪ/
adjective
1.
very dry.
2.
very thirsty.
3.
Slang. dry (def 17).
4.
Ceramics. (of clay) thoroughly dried.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for bone-dry

bone-dry

adjective
1.
(informal)
  1. completely dry: a bone-dry well
  2. (postpositive): the well was bone dry
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