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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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One particular topic of investigation was the relationship between spare tire location and spare tire pressure.
He said that the group importing best quality and standard spare parts of 70 cc, 125 cc and 100 cc from China, Vietnam and Malaysia and ISH group is the only group which supplying "claimless" spare parts in the country.
And spare us the dawn chorus that outwears its welcome like a loquacious
5 : to have left over <I got there with time to spare.
Run the chain through the center of the spare tire and around the mounting bracket pipe.
The ready to use slices are great for use at any time of day and offer versatility, convenience and the great taste of Spare.
The agency attributed the low number of Spare the Air alerts to "increased signage and publicity related to the 2005 Spare the Air/Free Morning commute program," which offered free morning commutes to area residents on 20 regional transit systems on Spare the Air week days.
MORE than a quarter of motorists never inspect the condition of their spare tyre.
Seventy-two percent of the 1,400 Internet users surveyed by the Pew Internet and American Life Project between February 3 and March 1 said they have seen no decline in the amount of spare they receive at work since the law took effect; about 77 percent said they were getting the same or more spam at home.
5 billion in appropriations spent on spare parts since fiscal year 2000, the Air Force continues to report shortages of spare parts.
With the focus on the Air Force process of providing spare parts to organizations that manage and maintain weapon systems, several consistent disconnects were identified.
AMCOM estimates it will spend $635 million on spare parts in 2002.