[ dee-tok-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ diˌtɒk sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
Biochemistry. the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances.
the act of detoxifying.
the state of being detoxified.
a period of medical treatment, usually including counseling, during which a person is helped to overcome physical and psychological dependence on alcohol or drugs.
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Also de·tox·i·ca·tion [dee-tok-suh-key-shuhn] /diˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən/ .
Words nearby detoxification
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Example sentences from the Web for detoxification
According to Alireza, detoxification is a long process, lasting about three weeks.
Americans spend millions of dollars a year on “cleansing and detoxification” products.
Detoxification is never a pleasant experience, as any addict can attest.
Medical definitions for detoxification
[ dē-tŏk′sə-fĭ-kā′shən ]
The process of detoxifying.
The state or condition of being detoxified.
The metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body.
A medically supervised treatment program for alcohol or drug addiction designed to purge the body of intoxicating or addictive substances and used as a first step in overcoming physiological or psychological addiction.
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