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dry

1. having little or no rainfall
2. not providing milk
3. (of a wine, cider, etc.) not sweet
4. Pathol not accompanied by or producing a mucous or watery discharge
5. Electronics (of a soldered electrical joint) imperfect because the solder has not adhered to the metal, thus reducing conductance
6. Brit informal a Conservative politician who is considered to be a hard-liner
7. the dry Austral informal the dry season
8. US and Canadian an informal word for prohibitionist

dry

[drī]
(science and technology)
Free from or deficient in moisture.

dry

i. When referring to aircraft hire charges, it means “without fuel,” as opposed to wet, with fuel.
ii. When referring to a power setting or output, it means without the use of an afterburner or water injection.
iii. In relation to a runway, it means a runway that is neither wet nor contaminated. This includes a paved runway that has been specially prepared with grooves or a porous pavement to retain effectively dry-braking even when moisture is present.
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British researchers showed that people who took in the most vitamin C had the lowest risk of a wrinkled appearance and skin dryness.
Apply moisturizers on skin for avoiding dryness and rashes, medicines and multivitamins should be taken after consulting qualified doctor," he advised.
Patients said that irritation increased significantly on the tretinoin-only (control) side by the end of week 1, while dryness did not change on the steroid combination side.
Moderate to severe dryness also improved in the DHEA group.
Vaginal dryness is a lack of lubrication at the opening and on the walls of the vagina.
Due to the higher final dryness achieved through the dewatering lines in the future, Stora Enso Skoghall will be able to feed a higher amount of dewatered sludge to the power boiler and operate it with greater energy efficiency.
Dr Mazher Khan, senior optometrist, Rivoli Eye Zone, said that among the cases screened common complaints were dryness in the eyes and eye strain.
Has a pleasing dryness to it, and the spiciness of the Belgian wit character, and that dryness and spiciness dominates the finish.
Portman and his colleagues assessed the efficacy, safety and tolerability of ospemifene for women with moderate to severe vaginal dryness or moderate to severe dyspareunia.
Given the fact that many women will not or cannot use estrogen cream for vaginal dryness, and the fact that vaginal dryness and its associated symptom of dyspareunia are so prevalent, it seems that the data support, and our patients require, encouragement to use Replens as a first line of treatment for this problem.
Over-the-counter products, such as Replens and Lubrin, can relieve dryness up to three days with a single application.
5 powder-free examination gloves can decrease the occurrence of skin irritation and dryness in long-term wearers.