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detox

Syllabification: de·tox
informal

Definition of detox in English:

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈdētäks
 
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A process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification: he ended up in detox for three months [as modifier]: a detox program
More example sentences
  • They started by studying men and women at all levels of drinking from abstention to those in detox for full-blown alcohol problems.
  • She gives birth, he's vomiting in detox in a nearby hospital room.
  • Acupuncture works best if the person is in detox.

verb

Pronunciation: /dēˈtäks
 
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Abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances: he checked into a hospital to detox [with object]: both my mind and my body were detoxed
More example sentences
  • Whether you are detoxing your body, your home or an area you live in, research it first.
  • A diet of salad, soups, fish and pasta, with plenty of spring water, juices and herbal teas will leave them detoxed from the inside out.
  • Twisting is [also] wonderful for detoxing the internal organs, such as the liver and intestines.

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