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1. Containing little or no moisture; not wet.
2. A colloquial term for dehydrated.
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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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To develop new dehydrators and overcome the conventional open sun drying of fruits, numerous researchers have analyzed the dehydration of mulberries and other fruits.
Solar dried and oven drying give much better results of antioxidants as compared to sun drying.
Drying provides one of the oldest and most effective means of preserving foods from spoilage.
Infrared radiation heating offers many advantages over conventional hot air drying. When infrared radiation is used to heat or dry moist materials, the radiation impinges the exposed material and penetrates it and then the energy of radiation converts into heat [7].
Harter purpose devised a heat pump based condensation drying system which, through physical action, quickly absorbs humidity on the surfaces of items to be dried, thus drying these items.
Barrel drying development started as early as in 1996.
The used model for the deformation intensities is suitable for the convectional and the vacuum drying process, respectively.
Common pretreatments applied to fruits prior to drying operation include blanching, lemon juice, ascorbic acid, sulfuring, honey dip, salt solution and osmotic pretreatment, ethyloleate, NaOH, olive oil, skin puncturing, and [K.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] (Pangavhane et al., 1999; Lewicki, 2006; Vasquez-Parra et al., 2013).
The treatments were included drying in the open air as the control, indirect drying with a 600 W electrical heater, indirect drying with a 1200 W electrical heater and mixed mode drying with a 1200 W electrical heater.
During the final drying process, Dinnissen makes intelligent and effective use of the double-shafted paddle mechanism built into the Drying Unit to gently suspend powders, granules, and granulates in the air, creating a so-called fluid bed.
[15] reviewed various types of solar drying systems for agricultural and marine products.
Drying of food usually results in loss of nutrients and other undesirable changes, which include discolouration and browning; thus dried products obtained are of reduced nutritional quality [2].