[ drahy-out ]
/ ˈdraɪˌaʊt /
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the process or an instance of drying out: applying compost to the garden soil to retard dryout.
Informal. a facility for detoxifying alcoholic patients.
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Origin of dryout
Noun use of verb phrase dry out
Words nearby dryout
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British Dictionary definitions for dryout
to make or become dry
to undergo or cause to undergo treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction
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Idioms and Phrases with dryout
Undergo a cure for alcoholism, as in After years of constant drinking, he realized that he needed to dry out. [1960s]
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