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detoxify

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verb de·tox·i·fy \(ˈ)dē-ˈtäk-sə-ˌfī\

Medical Definition of detoxify

de·tox·i·fiedde·tox·i·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1a:  to remove a poison or toxin or the effect of such fromb:  to render (a harmful substance) harmless

  3. 2:  to free (as a drug user or an alcoholic) from an intoxicating or an addictive substance in the body or from dependence on or addiction to such a substance <the clinic started detoxifying him by gradually lowering his dosage—J. M. Markham>

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to become free of addiction to a drug or alcohol

  6. de·tox·i·fi·ca·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌtäk-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\play noun




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