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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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