dry out
intransitive verb Date: 1892 to undergo an extended period of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use especially at a special clinic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dry out — {v. phr.} To cure an alcoholic. * /A longtime alcoholic. Uncle Steve is now in the hospital getting dried out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dry out — {v. phr.} To cure an alcoholic. * /A longtime alcoholic. Uncle Steve is now in the hospital getting dried out./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dry-out — drī .au̇t adj providing detoxification treatment <checked into a dry out clinic> …   Medical dictionary

  • dry out — ( )drī au̇t vt to subject to withdrawal from the use of alcohol or drugs: DETOXIFY (2) vi to undergo an extended period of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use esp. at a special clinic: DETOXIFY …   Medical dictionary

  • dry out — 1) PHR V ERG If something dries out or is dried out, it loses all the moisture that was in it and becomes hard. [V P] If the soil is allowed to dry out the tree could die... [V P n (not pron)] The cold winds dry out your skin very quickly. [Also… …   English dictionary

  • dry out — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms dry out : present tense I/you/we/they dry out he/she/it dries out present participle drying out past tense dried out past participle dried out 1) if something dries out or is dried out, some or… …   English dictionary

  • dry out — verb a) To have excess water evaporate or be otherwise removed. Your trousers need to dry out before you put them on. b) To sober up; to cease to be drunk …   Wiktionary

  • dry out — phr verb Dry out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑skin …   Collocations dictionary

  • dry out — verb 1. become dry or drier (Freq. 2) The laundry dries in the sun • Syn: ↑dry • Derivationally related forms: ↑drier (for: ↑dry) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry out — become totally dry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dry out — informal overcome alcoholism. → dry …   English new terms dictionary

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