[ dee-tok-suh-fi-key-shuhn ]
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  1. Biochemistry. the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances.

  2. the act of detoxifying.

  1. the state of being detoxified.

Origin of detoxification

First recorded in 1900–05; detoxi(cate) + -fication
  • Sometimes de·tox·i·ca·tion [dee-tok-suh-key-shuhn] /diˌtɒk səˈkeɪ ʃən/ .

Words Nearby detoxification Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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