overdry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ dry

Verb[edit]

overdry (third-person singular simple present overdries, present participle overdrying, simple past and past participle overdried)

  1. To dry too much.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.2.2.i:
      Such are puddings stuffed with blood, or otherwise composed; baked meats, soused indurate meats, fried and broiled, buttered meats, condite, powdered and over-dried;

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.