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Meaning of DRYING

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dry"ing\, a.
1. Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind
   or day; a drying room.

2. Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry.

{Drying oil}, an oil which, either naturally or after boiling
   with oxide of lead, absorbs oxygen from the air and dries
   up rapidly. Drying oils are used as the bases of many
   paints and varnishes.

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