Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To subject to detoxification.
  • n. A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. detoxification, especially of alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.
  • n. A detoxification unit.
  • v. detoxify, especially from alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified; -- often used attributively.
  • n. detoxification.
  • transitive v. to detoxify.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified
  • v. treat for alcohol or drug dependence

Etymologies

Short for detoxify.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Some day we hope you grow up and can detox from the brainwashing you received in school.

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  • The hunt usually starts of a Friday, so after three days most everyone else leaves and goes back to work, and I'm just starting to really fully detox from a year of computerdeskitis.

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  • Foot detox is a popular treatment that has been so heavily endorsed that if it proved to be nonsense, most mainstream sources would be reluctant to recant.

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  • : For users, he recommends a long-term detox program.

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  • The scientists found that, while manufacturers used the word detox to "promote everything from foot patches to hair straighteners", they were unable to provide reliable evidence or consistent explanations of what the detox process actually means.

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