Detoxification Definition

dē-tŏksə-fĭ-kāshən
noun
The process of detoxifying.
Detoxification of drugs by the liver; detoxification of industrial waste.
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The state or condition of being detoxified.
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The metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body.
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A medically supervised treatment program for alcohol or drug dependence designed to purge the body of intoxicating or addictive substances.
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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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Noun

Singular:
detoxification
Plural:
detoxifications

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