Definition of drier

 (Entry 1 of 2)

comparative of dry


dri·​er | \ ˈdrī(-ə)r How to pronounce drier (audio) \
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Definition of drier (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something that extracts or absorbs moisture
2 : a substance that accelerates drying (as of oils, paints, and printing inks)
3 usually dryer : a device for drying

Examples of drier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The driers and blowers look to remove the remaining moisture. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Coke Zero Sugar 400 delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. due to storms," 6 July 2019 The increases also will hit big industrial users or agricultural operations that use natural gas and propane to heat greenhouses, driers and other agricultural processes. oregonlive.com, "Cap and trade: What could Oregon’s carbon policy cost you?," 19 June 2019 Residents can enjoy in-unit washers and driers and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "Historic electric building reinvented as Mueller Lofts: Apartment of the week," 11 Apr. 2018 The company has everything from cheaper units which just supply warm water to the posterior, to expensive units with heated seats, warm air driers, adjustable nozzles, and remote controls. Brent Rose, WIRED, "Lost the Use of Your Dominant Hand? This Tech Can Help," 30 Mar. 2018 Caldeira said the shelter fights bedbugs with twice-weekly chemical sprayings and driers for belongings, sheets and towels. Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News, "Anchorage’s Brother Francis Shelter is getting bunk beds to fight bedbugs," 31 Oct. 2017 Salon workers applying the treatment with blow-driers began reporting adverse effects from the fumes released. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, "Congress Weighs Expanding FDA Power to Regulate Beauty Products," 18 Aug. 2017 NASCAR and the speedway used 10 jet driers, 12 Air Titans, three vacuum trucks and 200 employees to dry the track. Michael Persinger, charlotteobserver, "NASCAR: Austin Dillon puts iconic No. 3 back in Victory Lane with 600 win," 29 May 2017

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1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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comparative of dry

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