detox

[ noun dee-toks; verb dee-toks ]
/ noun ˈdi tɒks; verb diˈtɒks /
Informal.

noun

verb (used with or without object)

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Origin of detox

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for detox

detox
/ (ˈdiːˌtɒks) informal /

noun

treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs

verb

to undergo treatment to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs

Word Origin for detox

C20: from (for sense 1) detoxification or (for sense 2) detoxicate
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Medical definitions for detox

detox
[ dē-tŏks ]

v.

To subject to detoxification.

n.

A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified.
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