[ out-pros-es, -proh-ses ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to end a military tour of duty, accompanied by necessary paperwork:

    All enlisted soldiers out-process as a class.

verb (used with object)

  1. to prepare the paperwork necessary for (a military person) to end a tour of duty.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of out-process1

First recorded in 1960–65

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Example Sentences

The deeper truth is that the declaring of American independence was a drawn-out process without a clear-cut crescendo moment.

The Senator had his arms outstretched to indicate the hanging-out process.

"And an uncommonly broad hint for the guests to hasten the clearing-out process," retorted Dopsy.

Only she knew that an inner prompting stronger than any reasoned-out process drove her forward upon her vague and blinded mission.

The weeding-out process is probably related in some way with adaptability, but only remotely with physical strength.

Its varying elements will become unified and the weeding out process will probably leave the finest human product ever known.


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