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Make or become dry through contact with unheated air.
- ‘The key to re-creating this style at home is to contain any wild frizz and to let the curls naturally air-dry.’
- ‘I can let my long hair air-dry and it actually looks like I've had an expensive blowout.’
- ‘Blow-dry while ruffling with your fingers, or for looser texture, let hair air-dry.’
- ‘If you air-dry denim, doesn't it come out like cardboard?’
- ‘Virtually every stage of barrel production has an impact on the liquid it was designed to hold - the age of the trees, sawing versus splitting, air-dried as opposed to kiln-dried and how the barrel is toasted.’
- ‘Look for a dishwasher that allows you to choose between heat-drying and air-drying.’
- ‘Make you sure you wash up with hot, soapy water, and let crockery air-dry if possible.’
- ‘If air-drying were attempted many vegetables would simply go bad, or leaves would wither and brown.’
- ‘Blot dry with paper towels and air-dry in refrigerator for three more days.’
- ‘What might be less clear is how to make a more direct connection to the forest by selecting and air-drying your own lumber.’
- ‘My towels are air-drying, and almost done.’
- ‘Steve Sharps is in the logging business, but is especially interested in selecting out curly maple and tiger maple boards, many of which are being air-dried in sheds on his property or have been kiln dried.’
- ‘The first step in restoration was air-drying the costumes, then sending them to the dry cleaners before trying to refurbish some of the less damaged ones.’
- ‘These were prepared by collecting live gastropods from the study area, boiling and removing the flesh, rinsing in seawater, and air-drying.’
- ‘The puree may be air-dried or dried in a slow oven.’
- ‘The kits also come with air-drying clay, which can be rolled and shaped for water features, pots, rocks and even gnomes.’
- ‘A novel air-drying method that was developed specifically for this work, and which proved most suitable, is described here.’
- ‘To start with, it is either salted or brined to extract the moisture, next it is air-dried and then it goes to the smokehouse.’
- ‘Harvested samples were air-dried before threshing; grain was then oven-dried at 60 deg C until weight remained constant over 24 hours.’
- ‘The amount of water was determined by percent weight loss upon air-drying and the amount of organic material was determined by percent weight loss on ignition.’
Not giving off any moisture on exposure to air.
- ‘So turn off the oven, wipe the sweat from your brow and sit back, relax and enjoy the simplicity of air-dry clay.’
- ‘I wanted to see if I could mold air-dry clay right onto the bracelets, creating my own clay bracelets.’
- ‘The main difference between this pin and the necklaces (other than the obvious) is this unique pin has a face made from air-dry clay.’
- ‘Vegetative tissues which are able to survive desiccation to an air-dry state have mechanisms that cope with this potentially lethal mechanical stress.’
- ‘We hung up the masks with masking tape (the air-dry clay is very light) so that the children could view and discuss their work.’
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