Definition of detoxification in English:


Line breaks: de|toxi¦fi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /diːˌtɒksɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 1The process of removing toxic substances: the detoxification of formaldehyde
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    • Whereas the traditional process of detoxification was limited to the removal of the toxic substance from the system, this is only a small part of the aims of the modern detox.
    • Documented functions of HBs include storage and transport of oxygen, nitric oxide detoxification, and facilitating oxygen diffusion in symbiotic tissues.
    • By applying unique pressures to the ten zones of the feet, the body returns to a state of balance and well being, improving blood circulation and aiding the process of detoxification.
  • 1.1Medical treatment of an alcoholic or drug addict involving abstention from drink or drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins: detoxification might be a useful alternative to prison [as modifier]: a detoxification unit
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    • One study involves a medication trial of buprenorphine as a detoxification treatment for heroin addiction.
    • Women who used prior mental health services are more likely to use additional drug treatment modalities beyond detoxification.
    • Among women, those in the labor force were more likely to have been in drug treatment or detoxification.

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