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dryer

[drahy-er] /ˈdraɪ ər/
noun
1.
Also, drier. a machine, appliance, or apparatus for removing moisture, as by forced ventilation or heat:
hair dryer; clothes dryer.
2.
drier1 (defs 1, 2).
Can be confused
drier, dryer.
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dryer1

/ˈdraɪə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that dries
2.
an apparatus for removing moisture by forced draught, heating, or centrifuging
3.
any of certain chemicals added to oils such as linseed oil to accelerate their drying when used as bases in paints, etc

dryer2

/ˈdraɪə/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling of drier1
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n.

agent noun from dry (v.).

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