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Dry mouth   /draɪ maʊθ/   Listen
Dry mouth

noun
1.
Abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva.  Synonym: xerostomia.






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"Dry mouth" Quotes from Famous Books



... hunger of some wild animal, such a hunger as drives wolves to attack men. Worn out and weakened with fatigue, he took longer strides, so as not to take so many steps, and with heavy head, the blood throbbing in his temples, with red eyes and dry mouth, he grasped his stick tightly in his hand, with a longing to strike the first passerby who might ...
— Une Vie, A Piece of String and Other Stories • Guy de Maupassant

... the throat, drew a long breath, and ran for the river. Just as he reached it a bullet splashed in the current almost within hand's reach. The cowpuncher stooped and took two hasty swallows into his dry mouth. He filled the bottle and soaked the bandanna in the cold water. A slug of lead spat at the sand close to his feet. A panic rose within him. He got up and turned to go. Another bullet struck a big rock four paces from where he was standing. Bob scudded for the willows, his heart thumping wildly ...
— The Fighting Edge • William MacLeod Raine

... off gloomy speculation, uneasily aware that much of the carefree confidence of the last hour had deserted him. In a more normal state of mind again he became prey to tension once more, a pounding heart and dry mouth recalling mercilessly the essential frailties of his kind. So, with aching neck and burning eyes he strained for a clear view past the ...
— Far from Home • J.A. Taylor

... with my head, and my fist has got a deuce of a smashing. That is the last whole pipe, and it is a good thing that the firing has ceased; otherwise, the French would have knocked this pipe to pieces, and you must have stood there with a dry mouth.' He then handed the lighted pipe to his master, who took it, and after a few eagerly-enjoyed whiffs, said to his faithful servant, 'It is true, I have kept you waiting a long time; but to-day the French fellows could not be forced to run all at once.' With astonishment, Wellington ...
— Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce • E. R. Billings



Words linked to "Dry mouth" :   waterlessness, xerotes, dryness, xerostomia



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