detoxify


de·tox·i·fy

verb \(ˈ)dē-ˈtäk-sə-ˌfī\
de·tox·i·fiedde·tox·i·fy·ing

Definition of DETOXIFY

transitive verb
1
a : to remove a poison or toxin or the effect of such from b : to render (a harmful substance) harmless
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>
intransitive verb
: to become free of addiction to a drug or alcohol
de·tox·i·fi·ca·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌtäk-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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