- the process of detoxifying an alcoholic patient: Drying-out takes time.
Origin of drying-out
1965–70; noun use (with -ing1) of verb phrase dry out
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Examples from the Web for drying-out
Native timber could be used in building, but only after drying-out for a period of months.The Hate Disease
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
During the drying-out process the chalk should, if possible, be protected from the rain.Cottage Building in Cob, Pis, Chalk and Clay
The drying-out may be finished in the oven if the lentils are covered so that they will not harden on top.The Vegetarian Cook Book
E. G. Fulton
The result of drying-out the free water at high temperature may be to collapse the cells.
The drying-out may result in considerable shrinkage, which may make the wood fibre more porous.