1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered vines
    shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    dried-up grass
    the desert was edged with sere vegetation
  2. depleted of water
    a dried-up water hole
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How To Use dried-up In A Sentence

  • Not flamboyante not one of Ledom's crossbred bastardized beautiful miracle blossoms, but a perky little button of a dried-up marigold. Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth
  • In the center of the park the bowllike sand of a long dried-up water hole seemed overlaid by a thin sheet of silver, and the tiny palms that circled its shores were dark pillars, topped by a crown of silver leaves. The Plunderer
  • A few days after Raintree took it over, he was lookin 'round the garden, which old Sobriente had always kept shut up agin strangers, and he finds a lot of dried-up' slumgullion'* scattered all about the borders and beds, just as if the old man had been using it for fertilizing. Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation
  • Thanks to the diary, we can now report that domestic labour in the Sedaris household is divided as follows: his partner replasters the attic walls, while "I take dried-up bees and clothe them in suits of armour made of tin foil". Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph
  • The shuffle of papers, the dried-up marker, the frantic search for the power switch and the nervous giggle as your acetates fall to the floor will all be part of the show if you're not careful.
  • I found him first, a little withered, dried-up old fellow, wrinkled-faced and bleary-eyed and tottery. CHAPTER XII
  • Just make sure you remember to restock as needed at the end of each trip, lest you end up in Brisbane with a dried-up deodorant stick. Planning The Perfect Travel Washbag | Lifehacker Australia
  • Tall and skinny, he glanced along the beach and at last spotted Nia on her hands and knees, mouth ajar like a dried-up oyster. The Wall « A Fly in Amber
  • It takes in the dried-up soil, the prickly pear, the palm tree and the distant mountain, but it always misses the peasant hoeing at his patch.
  • a dried-up water hole
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