1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

dried-up grass


the desert was edged with sere vegetation


shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings


withered vines

Syn: ↑sere, ↑sear, ↑shriveled, ↑shrivelled, ↑withered
Similar to: ↑dry
Derivationally related forms: ↑sereness (for: ↑sere)
Topics: ↑vegetation, ↑flora, ↑botany
2. depleted of water

a dried-up water hole

Similar to: ↑dry

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ adjective
Etymology: from past participle of dry up

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/druyd"up"/, adj.
1. depleted of water or moisture; gone dry: a dried-up water hole.
2. shriveled with age; wizened: a dried-up old mule skinner.

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dried-up «DRYD UHP», adjective.
withered; shriveled; wizened: »

dried-up bracken stalks, Figurative. a dried-up aristocrat.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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