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The natural reduction of moisture in a material, such as a plant or cut wood, by exposure to the atmosphere at room temperature.
Synonyms and Related Terms
air-dried; air dry; air-dry; luftgetrocknet (Deut.); seco ao ar (Port.)
Resources and Citations
- A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998