[noun dee-toks; verb dee-toks]Informal.
- to detoxify.
Origin of detox
An Americanism dating back to 1970–75; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for detox
Underneath minimalistic names like Detox and Cleanse, enticing descriptions of the fluid medicine bags help narrow the choices.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins
July 20, 2014
My detox started six hours after I was transferred to the main jail from a holding facility.I Detoxed from Heroin in Jail
June 28, 2014
To stand up to the depilation dictators, to ignore all diet and detox regimes, to embrace ageing, wrinkles, and grey hair.How the Ministry of Thin Enslaves Women
June 10, 2014
After determining that the bee pollen and mushroom broth were inedible, the “detox” quickly went downhill.
Olivia: The second day of the detox succeeded in breaking my spirit.
- treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
- to undergo treatment to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
C20: from (for sense 1) detoxification or (for sense 2) detoxicate
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Word Origin and History for detox
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To subject to detoxification.
- A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified.
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