(third-person singular simple present fordries, present participle fordrying, simple past and past participle fordried)
- (intransitive) To dry up; become dry.
- To dry up; make dry.
From Middle English fordrien, fordruien, fordruȝen, from Old English fordrūgian (“to become dry, wither”), equivalent to for- + dry.
From Middle English fordruye, equivalent to for- (“very, excessively”) + dry.