dry abscess n.
The remains of an abscess after the pus is absorbed.
[drahy-uh d, -ad] /ˈdraɪ əd, -æd/ noun, plural dryads, dryades [drahy-uh-deez] /ˈdraɪ əˌdiz/ (Show IPA). (often initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. 1. a deity or nymph of the woods. /ˈdraɪəd; -æd/ noun (pl) -ads, -ades (-əˌdiːz) 1. (Greek myth) a nymph or divinity of the woods n. 1550s, from Latin dryas, from Greek dryas (plural […]
- Dry adiabatic lapse rate
dry adiabatic lapse rate (drī) See under lapse rate.
[drahy-uh s] /ˈdraɪ əs/ noun, plural dryas. 1. any creeping plant belonging to the genus Dryas, of the rose family, having solitary white or yellow flowers, comprising the mountain avens.
- Dry as a bone
adjective phrase Very dry: Drink, please, I’m dry as a bone (1649+)