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Synonyms for xerostomia

abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva

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I couldn't get my mouthpiece in sometimes because I had cotton mouth.
Bringing down a widow-maker was terrifying; my cotton mouth made spitting impossible, and my gritting teeth made my mouth appear overly large.
The cotton mouth, the closed throat, the panicked look in the eyes - she had the full set.
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Watching his son post the fifth-best throw in the first flight and then waiting helplessly to see how many of the 19 throwers in the second flight surpassed it gave Rafer Johnson a worse case of cotton mouth than the pole vault ever did.