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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drying \Dry"ing\, a. 1. Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind or day; a drying room. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry. [1913 Webster] Drying oil, an oil which, either naturally or after boiling with oxide of lead, absorbs oxygen from the air and dries up rapidly. Drying oils are used as the bases of many paints and varnishes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dry \Dry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dried; p. pr. & vb. n. Drying.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See Dry, a.] To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet cloth; to dry hay. [1913 Webster] To dry up. (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of water; to consume. [1913 Webster] Their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. -- Is. v. 13. [1913 Webster] The water of the sea, which formerly covered it, was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun. --Woodward. (b) To make to cease, as a stream of talk. [1913 Webster] Their sources of revenue were dried up. -- Jowett (Thucyd. ) To dry a cow, or To dry up a cow, to cause a cow to cease secreting milk. --Tylor. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "drying": Sanforizing, air-drying, anhydration, atrophy, attenuation, blast-freezing, bottling, brining, canning, consumption, corning, curing, dehumidification, dehydrating, dehydration, desiccant, desiccation, desiccative, drainage, dry-curing, drying up, emaceration, emaciation, embalming, evaporation, evaporative, exsiccant, exsiccative, freeze-drying, freezing, fuming, insolation, irradiation, jerking, marination, mummification, parching, pickling, potting, preshrinkage, quick-freezing, refrigeration, salting, searing, seasoning, shrinkage, shrinking, shriveling, siccative, smoking, stuffing, taxidermy, thinning, tinning, wasting, withering