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drying-out

[drahy-ing-out] /ˈdraɪ ɪŋˈaʊt/
noun
1.
the process of detoxifying an alcoholic patient:
Drying-out takes time.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; noun use (with -ing1) of verb phrase dry out
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  • Try mixing white vinegar with the rubbing alcohol to mitigate the drying-out factor.
  • Airplane air is dry and can exacerbate your makeup's drying-out effects on your skin.

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