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Meaning of drip-dry

drip-dry

Pronunciation: (adj., n.drip'drī"v.drip'drī', -drī"), [key]
— adj., v., n., pl. -dried, -dry•ing, -dries.
—adj.
  1. wash-and-wear.
—v.i.
  1. (of a cloth item) to dry into a desired form and shape when hung dripping wet after washing.
—v.t.
  1. to hang (a cloth item) after washing while it is dripping wet and allow it to dry, esp. in anticipation of its assuming its desired form and shape during the drying process.
—n.
  1. a garment or other cloth item that can be washed and drip-dried.
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