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empty

said of a female of breeding age; nonpregnant.

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Q. How can I know the inhaler is empty? My 8 years-old boy has asthma and he takes steroids with inhaler. Every time it runs out of med we get a prescription for a new one. Is that OK? A friend that her son is treated with similar inhaler told me that towards the end it no longer delivers enough medication. How can I know I should get a new one?

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Q. what does it mean when an ultrasound shows an empty amniotic sac and no baby?

A. This exact thing happened with my friend who is now 22 weeks with her first baby. She had 2 additional sacs - both empty - and the doctor said that the pregnancy had probably started out as triplets but that only one of the embryos had actually established and continued to grow.

Her doctor said it is very common for a woman to have more than one egg fertilize but that in most cases the pregnancy continues as a singleton only. She told my friend that the empty sacs would just disappear through time (which they did) and that they posed no danger to her baby.

Q. I took vitamin B on an empty stomack and then had coffee. it gave me a terrible Stomach ache. why?

A. hi again! you should take them right after a meal. those pills are vary concentrated and some of the B vitamins are acidic. taking it without eating first will get your stomach protesting ...as you well saw...

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References in classic literature ?
Now the good old minister went into the hall where the two impostors sat working at the empty weaving-looms.
So the faithful old minister went into the hall, where the knaves were working with all their might, at their empty looms.
A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer, empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger, until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
An instant rush for some other lecture-room followed, and in a minute I was alone with the empty benches once more.
In moments of pride, when he thought of his position it seemed to him that he was quite different and distinct from those other retired gentlemen-in-waiting he had formerly despised: they were empty, stupid, contented fellows, satisfied with their position, "while I am still discontented and want to do something for mankind.
Her wardrobe was empty; and all her boxes but one, which she has evidently taken away with her, are empty, too.
Turlington instantly left the empty room in which he had been watching.
He trod on empty cartridges as he walked from room to room to reconnoiter from the windows.
I sat down in our customary corner, by Mary's empty chair, and looked again at the pretty green flag, and burst out crying.
O my soul, I have given thee everything, and all my hands have become empty by thee:--and now
I preternaturally listened; I figured to myself what might portentously be; I wondered if his bed were also empty and he too were secretly at watch.
My stomach remains empty, and I must tie myself up if I am not to die of hunger.