semidrying

adjective

semi·​dry·​ing ˌse-mē-ˈdrī-iŋ How to pronounce semidrying (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-
: that dries imperfectly or slowly
used of some oils (such as cottonseed oil)

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semidrying was in 1905

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“Semidrying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semidrying. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

semidrying

adjective
semi·​dry·​ing -ˈdrī-iŋ How to pronounce semidrying (audio)
: that dries imperfectly or slowly
used of some oils (as rapeseed oil)
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