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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Historical Examples of 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.

  • The drying-out may be finished in the oven if the lentils are covered so that they will not harden on top.

  • The result of drying-out the free water at high temperature may be to collapse the cells.

    Seasoning of Wood

    Joseph B. Wagner

  • The drying-out may result in considerable shrinkage, which may make the wood fibre more porous.

    Seasoning of Wood

    Joseph B. Wagner