dryness

Definitions of dryness
  1. noun
    the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    synonyms: waterlessness, xerotes
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    wetness
    the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
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    dehydration, desiccation
    dryness resulting from the removal of water
    drought, drouth
    a shortage of rainfall
    aridity, aridness, thirstiness
    a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
    sereness
    a withered dryness
    conjunctivitis arida, xeroma, xerophthalmia, xerophthalmus
    abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
    dry mouth, xerostomia
    abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
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    condition, status
    a state at a particular time
  2. noun
    moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    synonyms: sobriety
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    moderation, temperance
    the trait of avoiding excesses
  3. noun
    objectivity and detachment
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