from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of detoxifying.
- n. The state or condition of being detoxified.
- n. Physiology The metabolic process by which the toxic qualities of a poison or toxin are reduced by the body.
- n. A medically supervised treatment program for alcohol or drug addiction designed to purge the body of intoxicating or addictive substances. Such a program is used as a first step in overcoming physiological or psychological addiction.
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- n. The process of removing toxins.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a medically supervised treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to rid the body of the addictive substances.
- n. treatment for poisoning by counteracting its toxic properties.
- n. conversion (of a poisonous substance) to a non-toxic or harmless state.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)
- n. a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
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