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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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Examples from the web for dryer
  • Minimize use of your clothes dryer by using a clothes line.
  • Think about hanging clothes to dry instead of using the dryer.
  • Once frozen, the material was placed in a freeze-dryer that removed all the water from it over the course of four days.
  • Think of how socks fresh out of the dryer stick together.
  • Hotter, dryer conditions allow many more forest fires.
  • At the age of three, he showed no fear of the ultrasonic dryer in the kitchen.
  • Their hot water, dryer, and stove use liquid propane.
  • Natural gas ads make it sound patriotic to run your dryer.
  • We'd get around to that old washer-dryer discussion.
  • Better yet, abandon your dryer and buy some drying racks, if you don't have a clothesline.
British Dictionary definitions for dryer

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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Word Origin and History for dryer
n.

agent noun from dry (v.).

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