HyperDic: dry_up

English > 2 senses of the expression dry up:
VERBchangedry up, exsiccate, dehydrate, desiccatelose water or moisture
changedry up, mummifydry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture
English > dry up: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningLose water or moisture.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsexsiccate, dehydrate, desiccate
Entailed byfreeze-drypreserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
Broaderdry, dry outRemove the moisture from and make dry
OppositehydrateCause to be hydrated
Spanishdesecarse, desecar, deshidratarse, deshidratar
Catalandeshidratar-se, dessecar-se
English > dry up: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningdry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture.
PatternSomething ----s
Broadershrivel, shrivel up, shrink, witherwither, as with a loss of moisture
Similar tomummifyRemove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it
Spanishmomificarse, momificar, secarse
Catalanmomificar-se, momificar

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