dry out

verb

Definition of dry out

: to undergo an extended period of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use especially at a special clinic

First Known Use of dry out

1892

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dry-out

adjective \ ˈdrī-ˌau̇t \

medical Definition of dry-out

: providing detoxification treatment
  • checked into a dry-out clinic

dry out

transitive verb \ (ˈ)drī-ˈau̇t \

medical Definition of dry out

: to subject to withdrawal from the use of alcohol or drugs : detoxify 2
: to undergo an extended period of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use especially at a special clinic : detoxify

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