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1. Containing little or no moisture; not wet.
2. A colloquial term for dehydrated.


a state of dehydration or relative deficiency of water.

dry bench
1. that part of a radiographic dark room where film and cassettes are handled, i.e. there is no chance of film being contaminated by chemicals.
2. a slang expression for simulated research work, for reported experiments that were not actually done.
dry coat syndrome
dry eye
see keratoconjunctivitis sicca.
dry feeding
the entire ration is made up of dried stored grain or hay.
dry food
the meal or biscuit type dog and cat foods that contain approximately 10% water. Economical, easily transported and stored; in many countries, this is the most commonly used form of mass produced pet food.
dry ice
solidified carbon dioxide; in an icebox, it produces temperatures of about −76°F (−60°C).
dry lot
the livestock, usually cattle, are kept in a small area with a firm floor but no roof or walls. All food and water are brought to them. Refers usually to dairy herds. See also feedlot.
dry mash
a method of feeding poultry. Essentially a mixture of grain and supplements.
dry rales
see rale.
dry sow
pregnant sow.
dry sow house/room
area where sows are housed and fed between mating and farrowing. Called also gestation barn.

Patient discussion about dry

Q. What Causes Dry Eyes? I have been suffering from eye dryness lately, what causes this situation?

A. Dry eyes are often caused when the lacrimal gland does not produce sufficient tears to keep the entire conjunctiva and cornea, that are normally covered by a complete layer of tear film. This usually occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. Increased age is associated with decreased tearing. if it causes you real discomfort talk to a doctor.

Q. what can i do about dry eyes?

A. i suggest treating it symptomatically with visine in the meantime

Q. My contact lenses get very dry and it hurts. any suggestions?

A. Dry contact may signal they should be replaced with new ones, and pain may result from damage to the lenses (e.g. torn lens- VERY VERY hurts). However, as much as I would like to help you, it's just impossible to give you the correct diagnosis over the net without even looking at your eyes. So if you feel any problems with your eyes, ophthalmologist (eye doctor would be the answer).

Meanwhile, you may read more here:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eyewear.html

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Dried plums promote retention of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract which may be protective against the risk of colon cancer.
Drying bins allow materials to be dried independently and utilize pattented ETA technology, providing ebergy savings and efficiencies.
An experimental drying apparatus was assembled so that a single flake could be dried at constant temperature and airflow while monitoring weight loss and surface temperature.
Remove hot potatoes from the oven, and sprinkle them with a mixture of herbs and spices, such as dried or flesh parsley, basil or oregano, or a combination of chopped garlic, onions, and red pepper flakes.
Harvest tips: For use of the aerial parts, plants are cut either in leaf or bloom stage and dried immediately using constant airflow at a steady, high temperature to lock in the color.
For most towel and tissue grades, softness, absorbency, and bulk are developed in the sheet by creping after the sheet is dried on a Yankee dryer, sometimes followed by further off-machine embossing and combining of several plies.
If a staff person would like to dry towels, he or she presses button A and the towels will be dried to their own specifications.
1 cup pearl barley 6 cups water Light vegetable oil cooking spray 1 cup chopped onion (1 medium onion) 1 1/2 cups scraped and chopped carrot (2-3 carrots) 1 cup dried lentils 1 bay leaf 1/2 tsp.
The adhesive was applied on the degreased metal surface and dried online.
Products are first frozen, then dried in a vacuum at low temperature by sublimation and desorption, rather than by the application of heat.
This report covers key aspects of the dried food market in the four emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India and China.
The tensile strength of paper made from previously dried fibers is invariably less than if the fibers were never dried.