dryer

noun dry·er

variant spelling of

  1. 1 :  something that extracts or absorbs moisture

  2. 2 :  a substance that accelerates drying (as of oils, paints, and printing inks)

  3. 3 usually dryer :  a device for drying



DRYER Defined for Kids

dryer

noun dry·er \ˈdrī-ər\
variants: also

drier

\ˈdrī-ər\

Definition of dryer for Students

  1. :  a device for removing moisture by using heat or air a clothes dryer


Learn More about dryer

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of dryer Britannica English: Translation of dryer for Arabic speakers


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