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drying
-secando
Present participleconjugation ofdry.

drying

drying(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (process of drying)
a. el secado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The sheds were used for the drying of meat and fish.Usaban las cabañas para el secado de carne y pescado.
b. el deshidratado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The drying of fresh foods is an ancient preservation practice.El deshidratado de alimentos frescos es una práctica muy antigua de conservación.
2. (wiping of dishes)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"I'll do the drying if you wash," he said."Yo seco si tú lavas", dijo él.
As Jan had started washing the dishes, I offered to do the drying.Como Jan había empezado ya a lavar los platos, yo me ofrecí para secarlos.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (causing dryness)
a. deshidratante
Moisturizers combat the drying effect of the sun.Las cremas hidratantes combaten la acción deshidratante del sol.
b. desecante (wind)
There's a drying wind blowing and therefore we're not expecting any rain.Sopla un viento desecante y por tanto no se esperan lluvias.
4. (used for drying)
a. de secado
By increasing the temperature, the drying process becomes much faster.Al incrementar la temperatura, el proceso de secado pasa a ser mucho más rápido.
5. (used for hanging the laundry)
a. de tender
There's a clotheshorse in the drying room.Hay un tendedero en el cuarto de tender.
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drying [ˈdraɪɪŋ]
adjective
[+wind] seco
modifier
drying cupboard (n) armario (m) de tender
drying room (n) habitación (f) de tender
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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