detox

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noun, often attributive de·tox \ˈdē-ˌtäks, di-ˈtäks\

Definition of detox

  1. 1 :  detoxification from an intoxicating or addictive substance a detox clinic

  2. 2 :  a detox program or facility spent one week in detox

detox

verb

Examples of detox in a sentence

  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.

1973

First Known Use of detox

1973


DETOX Defined for English Language Learners

detox

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noun, often attributive de·tox \ˈdē-ˌtäks, di-ˈtäks\

Definition of detox for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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detox

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noun de·tox \(ˈ)dē-ˈtäks\

Medical Definition of detox

  1. 1a:  detoxification from an intoxicating or addictive substance a unit providing detox for adolescents—often used before another noun a detox clinicb:  a detox program or facility There are city officials who are scrambling to see if they can extend the average stays in a detox.—Peter Gelzinis, The Boston Herald, 7 Nov. 1999

  2. 2:  a regimen or treatment to remove toxins and impurities from the body A well-designed detox can help purge your liver, colon, and kidneys of toxins; clear your skin; boost your energy; and help you safely shed pounds.—Lisa Turner, Better Nutrition, April 2012


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detox

verb de·tox

Medical Definition of detox

  1. :  to subject oneself to or to undergo detoxification :  detoxify Safely detoxing requires a 10- to 15-day hospital stay, medical experts say.—Luke Cyphers, ESPN, 22 July 2002

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to remove a harmful or intoxicating substance from (someone or something) :  detoxify Most heroin addicts have been detoxed hundreds of times.—Susan Reed, People Weekly, 11 Aug. 1986; also :  to remove impurities from Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as phytonutrients, compounds that naturally detox the body.—Redbook, 1 Jan. 2013

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