dry heat


: hot temperatures with little moisture in the air
the desert's dry heat

Examples of dry heat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, the grill’s high, dry heat brings out the natural sweetness of these edible flowers, offering crisp leaves and a smoky flavor enhanced by garlic oil, Raichlen says. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 The Leptospira bacteria can die within minutes in the dry heat and freezing cold, Quinn said. Louis Casiano, Fox News, 18 Apr. 2024 Working in greenhouses in the dry heat of southern Israel was suffocating, but Yo grew to love her life. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2023 Additionally, the skin is exposed to extreme temperature shifts thanks to the cold temperatures outside and the dry heat inside. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 19 Oct. 2023 Watchman Trail in Zion National Park, Utah The dry heat that typically deters hikers from southern Utah in the summer is long gone by the winter months. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 10 Oct. 2023 For example, a 2020 study comparing slick calves in Florida and California showed that the advantages of the mutation were more pronounced in the humid heat of Florida than the dry heat of California. Katherine Rapin, Discover Magazine, 7 Sep. 2023 Extreme dry heat — including recent heat waves across the Mediterranean — and increasingly powerful wildfires, such as the ones in Catania and Palermo this summer, threaten to derail the still-developing industry and represent an obstacle to business as usual. Sofia Andrade, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 Anything from tender roasts to chocolate cookies can be cooked impeccably using this roomy oven’s convection dry heat but without having the effect of drying out the food. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2023

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“Dry heat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20heat. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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