air-dry

adjective
\ ˈer-ˈdrī How to pronounce air-dry (audio) \

Definition of air-dry

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: dry to such a degree that no further moisture is given up on exposure to air

air-dry

verb
air-dried; air-drying; air-dries

Definition of air-dry (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to dry by exposure to air

intransitive verb

: to become dry by exposure to air

First Known Use of air-dry

Adjective

1846, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1886, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Air-dry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air-dry. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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