Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dry_up

2 senses of dry up

Sense 1
exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up, desiccate -- (lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly")
       => dry, dry out -- (remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair")

Sense 2
mummify, dry up -- (dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture; "a mummified body was found")
       => shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither -- (wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled")

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