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drip-dry

[adj., n. drip-drahy; v. drip-drahy, -drahy] /adj., n. ˈdrɪpˌdraɪ; v. ˈdrɪpˈdraɪ, -ˌdraɪ/
adjective
verb (used without object), drip-dried, drip-drying.
2.
(of a cloth item) to dry into a desired form and shape when hung dripping wet after washing.
verb (used with object), drip-dried, drip-drying.
3.
to hang (a cloth item) after washing while it is dripping wet and allow it to dry, especially in anticipation of its assuming its desired form and shape during the drying process.
noun, plural drip-dries.
4.
a garment or other cloth item that can be washed and drip-dried.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • The dipped products are allowed to drip-dry between dips.
British Dictionary definitions for drip-dry

drip-dry

adjective
1.
designating clothing or a fabric that will dry relatively free of creases if hung up when wet
verb -dries, -drying, -dried
2.
to dry or become dry thus
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