Detox meaning

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To detox is to purify your body of toxins or to stop consuming a drug, alcohol or other chemical or substance.

An example of detox is when you give up heroin and go through a period of withdrawal as your body deals with no longer being on the drug.

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A short-term health regimen involving procedures thought to remove toxins from the body, such as drinking large amounts of liquid, eating a restricted diet or fasting, taking nutritional supplements, and undergoing enemas.
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A course of treatment involving detoxification.
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A section of a hospital or clinic for drug or alcohol detoxification.
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To subject someone or something to detoxification; detoxify.
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To undergo detoxification.

Checked in to the clinic to detox.

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A facility or a section of a hospital or clinic in which people undergo detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
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A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified.
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A course of treatment involving alcohol or drug detoxification.
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Detoxify, especially from alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.
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Detoxification, especially of alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.
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A detoxification unit.
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Detox is defined as a time when you purify your body of toxins or stop consuming a drug, alcohol or other chemical or substance.

An example of detox is a rehab clinic where celebrities go to kick their drug addiction.

An example of detox is the period of withdrawal that you go through as all traces of cocaine leave your system when you have been a regular user and are trying to stop.

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To subject to detoxification.
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Origin of detox

  • Short for detoxify

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition