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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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Mr Jones yesterday called on English courts to follow the example of Welsh courts and dish out Asbos sparingly.
After Benedict's death in 1758--some 13 encyclicals later--the next five popes used the encyclical letter quite sparingly.
Use "exclusives" sparingly, or you will alienate reporters.
Can work well in hallways, living rooms and dining rooms, but should be used sparingly with a contrasting colour.
The Tax Court focused on the taxpayer's intent, the manner in which the venture was approached, the fact that the units were not located in an area of personal preference and the fact that the property was used sparingly.
The IRS has guidance on procedures it will follow before imposing the noncompliance penalty under Internal Revenue Code section 6038A and said the penalty will be used sparingly.
Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant Roll-On, applied sparingly at bedtime just a few nights a week, is the only non-prescription antiperspirant whose active ingredient is 12 percent aluminum chloride, the most effective active ingredient available in an over-the-counter antiperspirant that offers up to 72 hours of protection from excessive perspiration.
After playing sparingly in Rain or Shine's last four games, the rookie stepped out of the veterans' shadows and unleashed a career-best 14 points, all of which came in the second half, to help the Elasto Painters blast the Blackwater Elite in a playoff for the last quarterfinals slot.
During the occasion he requested the locals of Tshirunzini, in Limpopo, to use water sparingly.
But substitute Kevin Phillips gave the Baggies a much-needed burst of energy in 23 match-winning minutes, leaving Mowbray deciding the 35-year-old will be used sparingly from now on.
The 18-year-old was sparingly used by Richard Money last season as Walsall's manager plumped most of the time for the less flamboyant but more disciplined left-sided link-up of Fox and Kris Taylor.
Washington played sparingly against UCLA because he was ineffective with the knee injury.