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Definition of the noun dryness

What does dryness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: drynesses

  1. the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
  2. moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
  3. objectivity and detachment

Alternative definition of the noun dryness


  1. [uncountable] a lack of moisture
  2. the degree to which something is dry


Dryness is a property of alcoholic beverages that describes the lack of a sweet taste. This may be due to a lack of sugars, the presence of some other taste that masks sweetness, or an underabundance of simple carbohydrates that can be converted to sugar by enzymes in the mouth. The term "dry" may be applied to types of beer, wine, distilled spirits, or any other form of alcoholic beverage.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dryness

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Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

Dryness is the principle directly opposed to that of organic life.

Google preview100 Questions & Answers About Women's Sexual Wellness and Vitality: A Practical Guide for the Woman Seeking Sexual Fulfillment (2009)

by Michael L. Krychman

Vaginal atrophy/ dryness is a serious medical issue associated with a drop in estrogen levels in the genital area. Hormones are often considered ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 E-Book (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

Vaginal dryness is the loss of normal moisture (or lubrication) in the vagina. The result can be feelings of discomfort and pain. It can also make sexual activity uncomfortable. It's a common problem. Any woman can have it, but it's more common ...

Google previewSkin, Mucosa and Menopause (2014)

Management of Clinical Issues by Miranda A. Farage, Kenneth W. Miller, Nancy Fugate Woods, Howard I. Maibach

From a clinical perspective, symptoms are of utmost importance, and for postmenopausal women, vaginal dryness is an almost universal symptom. The changes in vaginal mucosa related to low estrogen levels can be severe enough to ...

Google previewHandbook on Cosmetics (Processes, Formulae with Testing Methods) (2010)

by S.K. Singh

From a biochemical standpoint, dryness is a measure of the water content of the skin, and emollient action is a phenomenon related to the conservation of this water. Under normal conditions the water content and vapor pressure of the ...

Google previewMultiple Sclerosis (2005)

A Self-Care Guide to Wellness, Second Edition by June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN, Dr. Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD

Because vaginal dryness is a side effect of these medicines, use a water-soluble lubricant to compensate for this. • Restrict fluid intake for several hours before sex . • Empty your bladder or catheterize just before sexual activity. Men who have ...

Google previewThe Astrology Book (2003)

The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences by James R Lewis

Dryness is the position that a moment is unique, that reality can be objectively known. Yet one other way to contrast the two ...

Google previewEssential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest (2010)

A Guide to the Wine Countries of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho by Cole Danehower

An important additional benefit to the region's dryness is that it discourages pests and disease.

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer


Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

They are used in panned coatings to reduce panning time, in coffee whiteners to prevent oilingoff, and in ice cream to produce dryness and overrun. Typical usage level ranges from 0.05 to 0.10 ...

Google previewNew Zealand Māori Word Encyclopedia (2007)

by Sally-Anne Lambert

Smeared on hawa / hawahawa Dryness pakoko Very dry maroke hangehange / pakupaku oneone / pakapaka taioreore Dry / Parched kauwharangi Dry ngata / maroke [mago]/ k6paka- (of ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Phytoestrogens lack the potency of the chemical estrogens, but they are definitely effective against many of the troubling symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Because they are only weak estrogens, they will not ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Dermatologic Syndromes, Second Edition (2006)

by Susan B. Mallory

sYN; sICCA SYNDROME Major findings Dryness and atrophy of conjunctivae and cornea (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) Schirmer's test positive, indicating few tears Dry ...

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Quotes about Dryness

I drink water
From this well
Using my
Bare hands

My shirt gets
Your dryness
Is what I need. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of D2R1Y4N1E1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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