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to dry by exposure to the air.
dry beyond further evaporation.
Historical Examples

It contained in the air-dry state nitrogen equivalent to 0.58 per cent.
Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel Samuel William Johnson

It has been demonstrated in practice that there is no advantage in allowing sheets to air-dry partially before smoking.
The Preparation of Plantation Rubber Sidney Morgan

As we have seen, air-dry peat contains 20 to 30 and may easily contain 50 per cent.
Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel Samuel William Johnson

It has a green weight, an air-dry weight, a kiln-dry weight, and an oven-dry weight.
American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

The pressing of air-dry peat only succeeds when it is made warm, and is, at the same time, moist.
Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel Samuel William Johnson

The yield of cellulose fiber is close to fifty per cent of the air-dry weight of the wood.
From Paper-mill to Pressroom William Bond Wheelwright

For air-dry wood the ratios are considerably lower, particularly in the case of the ultimate strength and the elastic limit.
The Mechanical Properties of Wood Samuel J. Record

In composition they differ somewhat by combination with water (of hydration), which they retain in the air-dry condition.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5 Various

The plants in this process lose about 60 per cent of their green weight, or about 40 per cent of their air-dry weight.
Hemp Hurds as Paper-Making Material Lyster H. Dewey and Jason L. Merrill

For commercial purposes the weight or density of air-dry or “shipping-dry” wood is used.
The Mechanical Properties of Wood Samuel J. Record

verb -dries, -drying, -dried
(transitive) to dry by exposure to the air


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