overdry

adjective
over·​dry | \ˌō-vər-ˈdrī \

Definition of overdry 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: too dry cracked, overdry lumber overdry skin

overdry

verb
overdried; overdrying

Definition of overdry (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make (something) too dry a facial cleanser that won't overdry your skin To maximize volume while styling, scrunch hair with hands while blow-drying on medium heat (overdrying makes hair limp).— Jennifer Rapaport

First Known Use of overdry

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1621, in the meaning defined above

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