1. the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water) (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑waterlessness, ↑xerotes
Ant: ↑wetness
Derivationally related forms: ↑waterless (for: ↑waterlessness), ↑dry
Hypernyms: ↑condition, ↑status
2. moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
Syn: ↑sobriety
Derivationally related forms: ↑dry
Hypernyms: ↑temperance, ↑moderation
3. objectivity and detachment

her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

Derivationally related forms: ↑dry, ↑dispassionate (for: ↑dispassionateness)
Hypernyms: ↑unemotionality, ↑emotionlessness

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