Dry out

1. subject (an alcoholic or other drug addict) to a systematic process of detoxification;
2. (of alcoholics, and other drug addicts) to rid the body of the drug of dependence

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • 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 — 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 — intransitive verb Date: 1892 to undergo an extended period of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use especially at a special clinic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dry out — Australian Slang 1. subject (an alcoholic or other drug addict) to a systematic process of detoxification; 2. (of alcoholics, and other drug addicts) to rid the body of the drug of dependence …   English dialects glossary

  • Dry rot treatment — refers to the techniques used to eliminate dry rot fungus and alleviate the damage done by the fungus to human built wooden structures. The commonly held view of an outbreak of the dry rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans) within a building is that it… …   Wikipedia

  • dry something out — ˌdry ˈout | ˌdry sthˈout derived to become or to allow sth to become dry, in a way that is not wanted • Water the plant regularly, never letting the soil dry out. • Hot sun and cold winds can soon dry out your skin. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry somebody out — ˌdry ˈout | ˌdry sbˈout derived (informal) to stop drinking alcohol after you have continuously been drinking too much; to cure sb of drinking too much alcohol • He went to an expensive clinic to dry out. Main entry: ↑dryderived …   Useful english dictionary


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