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dry up

verb as in desiccate

verb as in exsiccate

verb as in mummify

Strong match

verb as in parch

verb as in sear


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Example Sentences

A lake may dry up in one region, but a new one can form when rains fill a basin elsewhere.

If elephant, rhino, and other African wildlife are poached to extinction, tourism will dry up.

When that steady work began to dry up, Burns refused to get discouraged.

Later, manufacturing began to dry up, and local farms became attached to corporate monoliths.

At this rate, the supply of guns available may dry up well before the demand.

Past thirty all men begin to dry up or fatten, and he was certainly a lean person.

You know that I come of tough fiber—of that old Creole race of Pontelliers that dry up and finally blow away.

The rain begins softly on the iron roof, and I will do the reverse and—dry up.

Springs dry up and a luxurious, well-watered country becomes a veritable desert.

If these connections with the upper springs were to be cut off, the beautiful lake would speedily dry up and disappear.

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On this page you'll find 616 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dry up, such as: abate, curb, curtail, cut down, decline, and depreciate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.