- The definition of air dry means to leave something in an open area so that the atmosphere surrounding it will cause the liquid in it to evaporate.
To hang damp laundry on a clothesline is an example of air dry.
Shirts hanging on a line to air-dry.
air-dry definition by Webster's New World
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so dry as to give off no further moisture upon exposure to the air
air-dry definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb air-dried air-dried, air-dry·ing, air-dries
To dry by exposure to the air.adjective
Sufficiently dry so that further exposure to air does not yield more moisture to be evaporated.