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English definition of “dry out”

dry out

informal phrasal verb with dry     /draɪ/ verb [I or T]
Someone who dries out stops being dependent on (= unable to stop drinking) alcohol: He went to a clinic in Arizona to dry out.AddictionDrug addictionDrunkenness and sobriety
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