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American English: /ˈditɑks/
British English: /ˈdiːtɒks/


  • [colloquial] detoxification 1
    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.

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