dryer

[drahy-er]
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 ).
drier, dryer.
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dryer1 (ˈdraɪə)
 
n
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)
 
adj
a variant spelling of drier

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dryer
see dry.
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Example sentences
Minimize use of your clothes dryer by using a clothes line.
Think about hanging clothes to dry instead of using the dryer.
Think of how socks fresh out of the dryer stick together.
Hotter, dryer conditions allow many more forest fires.
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