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[drahy-ing-out] /ˈdraɪ ɪŋˈaʊt/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The result of drying-out the free water at high temperature may be to collapse the cells.

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner
  • Native timber could be used in building, but only after drying-out for a period of months.

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

  • During the drying-out process the chalk should, if possible, be protected from the rain.

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

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner
  • In the spring the drying-out of wood cut in October and November will take place more rapidly.

    Seasoning of Wood Joseph B. Wagner

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