dryer

noun
dry·​er

variant spelling of

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

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“Dryer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dryer. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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dryer

noun
dry·​er
variants: also drier \ ˈdrī-​ər \

Kids Definition of dryer

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

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