drying-out

[ drahy-ing-out ]
/ ˈdraɪ ɪŋˈaʊt /

noun

the process of detoxifying an alcoholic patient: Drying-out takes time.

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Origin of drying-out

1965–70; noun use (with -ing1) of verb phrase dry out
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