the process or an instance of drying out:
applying compost to the garden soil to retard dryout.
Informal. a facility for detoxifying alcoholic patients.
noun 1. a glass photographic plate coated with a sensitive emulsion of silver bromide and silver iodide in gelatin. 2. Metallurgy. tin plate having patches of dull finish.
- Dry pleurisy
dry pleurisy n. Pleurisy characterized by a fibrinous exudation, resulting in adhesion between the opposing surfaces of the pleura. Also called adhesive pleurisy, fibrinous pleurisy, plastic pleurisy.
noun, Metallurgy. 1. puddling in a furnace with a bottom of sand.
[drahy-point] /ˈdraɪˌpɔɪnt/ noun 1. a technique of engraving, especially on copper, in which a sharp-pointed needle is used for producing furrows having a burr that is often retained in order to produce a print characterized by soft, velvety black lines. 2. a print made by this technique.