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1. cleaning

noun. ['ˈkliːnɪŋ'] the act of making something clean.

Synonyms

  • sterilisation
  • purging
  • spring-cleaning
  • sterilization
  • purification
  • epilation
  • improvement
  • dry cleaning
  • housecleaning
  • scrubbing
  • purge
  • washup
  • sanitation
  • cleanup
  • depilation
  • sanitisation
  • scrub
  • sweeping
  • disinfestation
  • bathing
  • scouring
  • sanitization

Antonyms

  • septic
  • decline
  • keep down
  • convict

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2. dry-eyed

adjective. free from tears.

Synonyms

  • tearless

Antonyms

  • dryness
  • wet

3. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet.

Synonyms

  • semiarid
  • thirsty
  • bone dry
  • bone-dry
  • wetness
  • shrivelled
  • adust
  • dried-out
  • dried-up
  • dry-shod
  • rainless
  • desiccated
  • semi-dry
  • waterless
  • dried
  • scorched
  • sere
  • withered
  • baked
  • air-dry
  • sear
  • air-dried
  • arid
  • parched
  • kiln-dried
  • shriveled

Antonyms

  • wet
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. dry

verb. ['ˈdraɪ'] remove the moisture from and make dry.

Synonyms

  • dry up
  • drip-dry
  • alter
  • parch
  • rough-dry
  • desiccate
  • dry out
  • air
  • tumble dry
  • change
  • dehumidify
  • blow-dry
  • spin-dry
  • exsiccate
  • spray-dry
  • sear
  • modify

Antonyms

  • wet
  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. dry

verb. ['ˈdraɪ'] become dry or drier.

Synonyms

  • run dry
  • scorch
  • change

Antonyms

  • stabilize
  • better
  • assimilate
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] humorously sarcastic or mocking.

Synonyms

  • ironical
  • humourous
  • ironic
  • wry

Antonyms

  • increased
  • blond
  • lively
  • fresh

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. dry

noun. ['ˈdraɪ'] a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.

Synonyms

  • prohibitionist
  • reformer
  • social reformer
  • meliorist
  • reformist

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; I happen to be teetotal".

Synonyms

  • teetotal

Antonyms

  • untempered
  • undesirous

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless.

Synonyms

  • juiceless
  • unexciting

Antonyms

  • hydrate
  • ironed
  • nonwashable

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. dry

adjective. ['ˈdraɪ'] lacking warmth or emotional involvement.

Antonyms

  • nonabsorbent

Etymology

  • drye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • drygan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dryge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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