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drying

verb
present participle of dry

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2 to lose liveliness, force, or freshness
  • his creative talents were just drying on the vine in that small, provincial town

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“Drying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drying. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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