- 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.
Origin of detoxification
Examples from the Web for detoxification
Contemporary Examples of detoxification
According to Alireza, detoxification is a long process, lasting about three weeks.Iran’s Drinking Problem
August 16, 2014
Americans spend millions of dollars a year on “cleansing and detoxification” products.Hollywood's New Hot Diet
April 8, 2009
Detoxification is never a pleasant experience, as any addict can attest.The Other Market Casualty
William D. Cohan
October 10, 2008
- 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.