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1. Containing little or no moisture; not wet.
2. A colloquial term for dehydrated.
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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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And new versions of more traditional gear help you see better and stay warmer while swimming, and dry off more efficiently when finished.
Dry off and then apply Briwax with steel wool and buff with a dry lint-free cloth.
DRY off achimenes and set under a bench until needed.
Before storing, leave them in the sun or greenhouse to dry off and let the skin harden ?
Dry off begonia and gloxinia tubers to rest them for the winter.
| Lift maincrop potatoes, choosing a dry day so the tubers can be left on the surface for a couple of hours to allow the skin to dry off thoroughly.
ZENA: Fold and stack everything neatly as soon as it's dry off the washing line or tumble-dryer.
? Lift and dry off garlic when the foliage yellows ?
Away from the pool are 50 stables, a walker, a lunge pen, 30 acres of paddocks and a solarium for swimmers to dry off in.
However, all eyes were on the 35-year-old as she got out and walked round the pool to dry off, flashing her pert derriere to the world.
There are yellow flowers, to match Duck who is also yellow, and a purple towel from Mama Duck to help dry off the raindrops.