III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

II. INORGANIC MATTER

2. Fluid matter; specific fluids

Dryness.

[Antonyms: moisture.]

[Nouns] dryness; siccity, aridity, drought, ebb tide, low water.

exsiccation, desiccation; arefaction, dephlegmation, drainage; drier, desiccative, desiccator.

[Verbs] be dry; render dry; dry; dry up, soak up; sponge, swab, wipe; exsiccate, desiccate; drain, parch.

be fine, hold up.

[Adjectives] dry, anhydrous, arid; adust, arescent; dried; undamped; juiceless, sapless; sear; husky; rainless, without rain, fine; dry as a bone, dry as dust, dry as a stick, dry as a mummy, dry as a biscuit.

waterproof, watertight.

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