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damp-dry

[damp-drahy, -drahy] /ˈdæmpˈdraɪ, -ˌdraɪ/
verb (used without object), damp-dried, damp-drying.
1.
(of laundry) to dry partially so that some moisture remains, as for ease in ironing.
verb (used with object), damp-dried, damp-drying.
2.
to cause (laundry) to damp-dry.
adjective
3.
of or relating to laundry so dried.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • At the end of this phase, the clothesbasket shall empty out the rinse water and commence spinning the clothes to a damp-dry state.
Contemporary definitions for damp-dry
verb

to dry something until it is damp

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