[ UK /dɹˈa‍ɪnəs/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹaɪnəs/ ]
  1. moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
  2. the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
  3. objectivity and detachment
    her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone
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How To Use dryness In A Sentence

  • Sjogren's syndrome "targets and destroys over time the exocrine glands responsible for tear production and saliva -- and is characterized by dryness of the mouth and eyes," said Dr. Michael Belmont, an associate professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at NYU Langone Medical Center and medical director for Hospital for Joint Diseases. Why Sjogren's syndrome caused Williams to quit U.S. open
  • In an act of substitution he replaces barren dryness with his fertile fluidity.
  • The Alsace growers ferment their wines to complete dryness.
  • He brings to this story all his wit and dryness and power of mind.
  • For severe cases, the prescription nasal spray ipratropium (Atrovent) may help, though it can cause bothersome side effects including headache; nasal dryness, irritation or bleeding; and sore throat. Q&A: What's causing my post-dinner runny nose?
  • Planetary characteristics are defined by these humoural temperaments where, as in nature, warmth and moisture promote health and vitality whilst cold and dryness are conducive to decay.
  • In his aspect there was a certain dryness, and, altogether, his vivacity, his ceaselessness, and a kind of equability of tone in his voice, reminded me of what Homer says concerning the old men around Priam, above the gate of Troy, how they "chirped like cicalas on a summer day. Adventures Among Books
  • Samples were evaporated to dryness under vacuum, redissolved in 20 mm of methanol, then diazomethane added to methylate ABA.
  • Avoid shampooing every day (even mild shampoos can increase dryness), and rotate shampoos every week or so to prevent a body- and shine-busting accumulation of any one type of cleanser.
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