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Definition of "bone-dry" [bone-dry]

  • Having no trace of moisture. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bone-dry" in a sentence
  • "It was every bit the majestic frontier town that I had imagined, occupying a sweeping, bone-dry peninsula set between long lines of ashen cliffs and a sea the color of rusty tap water."
  • "While the beer is bone-dry it is not overwhelming at all and the nose is the onlyaspect of the beer that holds it back from being an all-time great."
  • "Texas is enduring its most severe drought since the 1950s, with bone-dry conditions made worse by weeks of triple-digit temperatures in many cities."