Definitions for "Drying Out"
Losing fruit (or sweetness in sweet wines) to the extent that acid, alcohol or tannin dominate the taste. At this stage the wine will not improve.
Acid, tannin and oak begin to predominate over fruit flavours in older red wines and the great flavours start to fade out.
detoxing from drugs, usually alcohol – ecstasy
Encouraging loss of body fluids by limiting liquid intake, eliminating salt, sweating heavily and/or using diuretics.