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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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It must have been thrilling, he notes dryly, for so many progressives to get so much attention from the Democratic Party leadership--being dispatched across the country to denounce him--after being shut out by Clinton-Gore for the preceding eight years.
At first blush, Kerry's slender and dryly sober book seems little more than a compendium of ethnic crimes encircling the globe, a kind of international edition of Reefer Madness.
Randall Eberts, an economist at the Cleveland Fed who spent many months at Bush's Council of Economic Advisers reviewing the politically charged literature on income inequality, said dryly, "This 1991 data certainly would have been welcome in the Bush administration had we had it.
But the painting's surface overall (lustrous in some places, dryly frescolike in others), not to mention the balloon head making oracular pronouncements atop a pyramid, could only have issued from Sillman's brush.
A weary Deayton answered dryly, "Yes, I think there is.
They're the same animal," dryly comments his son and translator Tomas.
Well, they had fun with that editorial,' he said dryly.
In a nutshell: Another dryly funny and emotionally resonant story, with nice interplay between Laurie and Lennix.
I've never heard anyone talk about the extent to which corn is involved in photography," Williams adds dryly, referring to the omnipresence of corn by-products in photo equipment and film.
Examining a complicated fertility statue on a cruise ship en route to New Guinea, he remarks dryly, "I don't know what's going on, but it's something erotic.