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dry

1. mod. sober; no longer alcohol intoxicated. How long will Ernie stay dry, do you think?
2. n. a prohibitionist; an abstainer from alcohol. The drys are in an increasing majority.
3. mod. having to do with a region where alcoholic beverages cannot be purchased. (Compare this with wet.) Some small towns are dry, but not many.
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The physicians felt that dryness was significantly worse on the control side, peaked at week 2, and then slowly decreased, while dryness on the steroid side slowly increased and the scores converged by week 8.
To reduce vaginal dryness, I select recommended actions and incorporate them in my daily life.
Dr Khan explained that the office environment with air-conditioning predisposes workers to dryness in the eye which is exacerbated when the person stares at a computer screen without blinking.
A total of 314 postmenopausal women who reported vaginal dryness as their primary symptom were randomized to 60 mg of OSP orally each morning or a placebo, the researchers said.
I hope you will make your readers aware of the availability of an effective alternative to hormone therapy for the treatment of vaginal dryness.
Spring dryness in southern Brazil and northern Argentina may cause some building moisture deficits during corn and soybean planting, but rains are expected to arrive much more broadly as moisture needs build for southern Brazil late this year," says CWG Vice President and meteorologist Joel Widenor.
For this particular case the correlation of the tube wall temperature and heat transfer coefficient of saturated vapours is determined for different levels of dryness degree x.
VAGINAL dryness is a common complaint in women who have gone through the menopause as it takes longer to respond to sexual arousal.
GENEVA-ZURICH, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- Agroscope Reckenholz-Tnikon ART, a Swiss research institute, said Tuesday that the lack of rain for the past 3 months will necessitate the irrigation of ten times of the arable land in Switzerland to avoid loss of the crop from dryness.
Amara (NINA) - Chairman of Health and Environment Committee in Maysan province called on the central government, Parliament and international humanitarian organizations to rescue the province's residents from what he called an environmental and human catastrophe caused by dryness of marshes.
Xpertmoist is designed to treat extreme dryness and restore skin health.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that nearly 70 pct of postmenopausal women feel embarrassed to talk about vaginal dryness and pain, and hesitate to seek medical help.
About four years ago I started to get vaginal dryness and it's been a problem ever since.
Brownell has developed a high pressure purging system that removes moisture and reduces humidity within tyres to a known dryness condition.
1 : a feeling of dryness in the mouth and throat that accompanies a need for liquids