Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section II. Inorganic Matter
2. Fluid Matter
2. Specific Fluids

340. Dryness.

   NOUN:DRYNESS &c. adj.; siccity [rare], siccation, aridness, aridity, drought or drouth.
  ebb tide, low water.
  DESICCATION, exsiccation [rare], dehydration, insolation, anhydration, anhydromyelia [med.], evaporation, arefaction [rare], dephlegmation, drainage.
  drier, desiccative, desiccator.
   VERB:BE or RENDER DRY &c. adj.; dry; dry up, soak up; sponge, swab, wipe. drain, parch, sear.
  BE FINE, hold up; be bright and fair.
  DESICCATE, exsiccate, dehydrate, anhydrate, evaporate, insolate, infumate, torrefy, siccate [rare], arefy.
   ADJECTIVE:DRY, arid; droughty, waterless, siccaneous [rare], siccate [obs.], aneroid, sear or sere, siccant [rare], siccific, desiccatory; adust, arescent; dried &c. v.; undamped; dephlegmatory; juiceless, sapless; corky; husky; rainless, without rain, fine; dry as -a bone, – dust, – a stick, – a mummy, – a biscuit; waterproof, watertight.
  ANHYDROUS, desiccated, desiccate, anhydric, dehydrated, insolated.
   QUOTATION:With throats unslaked, with black lips baked.—Coleridge