dryer

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English[edit]

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A modern front-load tumble clothes dryer for home application
A hair dryer

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In both British and American English, the spelling drier is preferred for the comparative adjective and dryer for the noun.

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Etymology 1[edit]

dry +‎ -er (agent suffix)

Noun[edit]

dryer (plural dryers)

  1. One who, or that which, dries; a desiccative.
    The sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth.
  2. A household appliance that removes the water from clothing by accelerating evaporation, usually though heat and a tumbling motion.
  3. An electric hair dryer.
  4. Any other device or substance, household or industrial, designed to remove water or humidity.
  5. A catalyst used to promote the drying of paints and varnishes by oxidative crosslinking.
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Etymology 2[edit]

dry +‎ -er (comparative suffix)

Adjective[edit]

dryer

  1. (US) comparative form of dry: more dry

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