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An electrical device for drying a person's hair by blowing warm air over it.
- ‘I figured he used a hairdryer, but the thought of Simon using a hairdryer cracked me up.’
- ‘You can also use a hairdryer with a diffuser attachment to blow-dry your hair.’
- ‘But it was known that appliances such as shavers, hairdryers and vacuum cleaners could produce strong alternating magnetic fields - as could electric trams and trains.’
- ‘Scattered around in interlinked systems are kettles, irons, a hot plate, mixers, electric fans, hairdryers and other household appliances.’
- ‘But as we went south it got hotter and hotter to the point where we had to keep the car windows closed, otherwise it was like having a hot hairdryer blowing into your face.’
- ‘In addition to this there is always room for extra shelves in the hot press and wardrobes to keep smaller items such as irons, hairdryers, electric shavers.’
- ‘The chips will be attached to pallets containing higher value electrical items like hairdryers.’
- ‘It turned out that this exhibit in the museum of hairdressing was the hairdryer.’
- ‘For example, all bathrooms include a high-pressure shower system and an electric hairdryer for the convenience of guests.’
- ‘But while we concentrate on our bodies, the summer sun and salt water, combined with frequent use of hairdryers and ceramic straighteners, are doing untold damage to our hair.’
- ‘Dry your hair with a hairdryer using a big round hair-brush, being certain that you direct the tip of the dryer down parallel to your hair.’
- ‘Other sounds babies like include hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and washing machines - it's thought that the rhythmic quality of such noises is what's appealing.’
- ‘He blew it with a hairdryer, and after about ten minutes, the kite was a hundred percent dry.’
- ‘Finally, use a large round brush and a strong hairdryer equipped with a thin attachable nozzle.’
- ‘In the last century, we have been exposed to alternating electromagnetic fields generated by modern electrical appliances, such as TVs, microwaves and hairdryers.’
- ‘It will help to relax the hair while protecting it from the heat of the hairdryer.’
- ‘And I did what I hadn't done in a very long time: I dried my hair with a hairdryer.’
- ‘I turned off the hairdryer and sprayed some hairspray in it lightly, running my fingers through it to give the waves a cute, messy look.’
- ‘I plugged the hairdryer into the outlet and started drying his hair.’
- ‘All 446 rooms have balconies or terraces, hot tubs, bathrobes, hairdryers, vanity mirrors, data ports, mini-bars, irons, coffeemakers, and cable TV.’
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