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dry out

part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to lose the moisture that is inside.
The bread will dry out if you don't put it back in the bag.My skin dries out in the winter, but this lotion seems to help.Let the towels dry out in the sun.
definition 2: to eliminate the moisture inside (something).
The sheets were still damp, so I hung them outside to dry them out.
definition 3: (informal) to eliminate alcohol or drugs from one's body, or to terminate the general use of alcohol or drugs, often with the help of a special clinic.
The police put him in a cell to dry out before questioning him.She checked herself into a rehabilitation center, where she eventually dried out..