drier

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Etymology 1[edit]

dry +‎ -er (agent suffix)

Noun[edit]

drier (plural driers)

  1. One who, or that which, dries; a desiccative.
    The sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth.
  2. (chiefly UK, Canada) Any substance that accelerates drying.
  3. (chiefly UK, Canada) Catalyst used to promote the drying of paints and varnishes by oxidative crosslinking.
  4. Alternative spelling of dryer

Etymology 2[edit]

dry +‎ -er (comparative suffix)

Adjective[edit]

drier

  1. comparative form of dry: more dry

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