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sparing

1. The use of one medicine in place of another, usually to prevent side effects from high doses of the first medicine (e.g., steroid-sparing).
2. Protective; said of certain surgical operations that preserve vital tissues and their function.
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been competing sparingly in 2014, came 14th at the Games but started her winter season with successive wins.
The hearing's adjudicator ruled the cars should be used sparingly and only in areas where parking wardens cannot be used.
Due to the intensity of these strategies, we do not recommend that more than one of them be performed per training session, and that all of them be used sparingly as adjuncts to the basic training approach.
The powers were used sparingly compared to areas in England.
Still, the combination of procedures has been used sparingly in the United States.
This locked-in, gazing-out feel is brought to the fore in Institutional, which, using only drywall, joint compound, sparingly deployed greenish- and pinkish-gray paint, and an intractable silence, exudes a far creepier sense of being surveilled than does an entire buzzing, shouting exhibition of gizmos by Julia Scher.
For example, the "special purpose entities" whose abuse ultimately sank Enron are a valid tool when used sparingly to mitigate risk, rather than to ide losses.
Anderson can emote with the best but does so sparingly, balancing the drama with Tom Lehrer--style humor.
Post your resume sparingly and on sites that allow you to mask your contact information.
A good copy editor checks for sentence fragments, run-on sentences or paragraphs that run on too long as well as making sure that adjectives and adverbs are used sparingly and correctly.