dry state


dry state
State wherein sale of intoxicating liquors is prohibited

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • dry — [[t]dra͟ɪ[/t]] ♦♦ drier, dryer (comparative), driest, dries, drying, dried 1) ADJ GRADED If something is dry, there is no water or moisture on it or in it. Clean the metal with a soft dry cloth... Pat it dry with a soft towel …   English dictionary

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  • dry — dryable, adj. dryly, adv. dryness, n. /druy/, adj., drier, driest, v., dried, drying, n., pl. drys, dries. adj …   Universalium

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  • dry — /draɪ / (say druy) adjective (drier, driest) 1. free from moisture; not moist; not wet. 2. not in or under the waters of the sea, rivers, etc.: the dry land. 3. having little or no rain: a dry climate; a dry season. 4. characterised by absence,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dry — [[t]draɪ[/t]] adj. dri•er, dri•est, 1) free from moisture or excess moisture; not moist; not wet 2) having or characterized by little or no rain: the dry season[/ex] 3) characterized by absence, deficiency, or failure of natural or ordinary… …   From formal English to slang

  • dry-salt — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to treat with salt in the dry state : cure (as meat or hides) by salting and drying * * * /druy sawlt /, v.t. to cure or preserve (meat, hides, etc.) by drying and salting. [1615 25] * * * dryˈ saltˈ transitive verb… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dry sterilisation process — The term dry sterilisation process, DSP, denotes a dry aseptic sterilisation process. It is used for instance in the beverage industry during cold aseptic filling of beverages (juices, waters, UHT milk, etc.) into plastic bottles made from PET or …   Wikipedia


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