Definition of detox in English:


Line breaks: de¦tox


Pronunciation: /ˈdiːtɒks
[mass noun]
  • 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 [count noun]: I’d been waiting to get into the clinic for a detox [as modifier]: a detox programme
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    • 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.


Pronunciation: /diːˈtɒks
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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
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    • 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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