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detoxification

[ dee-tok-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ diˌtɒk sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun
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.
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Sometimes de·tox·i·ca·tion [dee-tok-suh-key-shuhn] /diˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən/ .

Origin of detoxification

First recorded in 1900–05; detoxi(cate) + -fication

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