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Origin of detox

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75; by shortening
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How to use detox in a sentence

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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