detox


de·tox

noun, often attributive \ˈdē-ˌtäks, di-ˈtäks\

: special treatment that helps a person to stop using drugs or alcohol

Full Definition of DETOX

1
:  detoxification from an intoxicating or addictive substance <a detox clinic>
2
:  a detox program or facility <spent one week in detox>
detox verb

Examples of DETOX

  1. He spent one week in detox.
  2. The famous writer recently went into detox.
  3. She has been through two detoxes in the past year.

First Known Use of DETOX

1973

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: detoxicate
Previous Word in the Dictionary: detour (verb)
All Words Near: detox

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up detox? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More