Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To subject to detoxification.
  • noun A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified.
  • noun A course of treatment involving detoxification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun detoxification, especially of alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.
  • noun A detoxification unit.
  • verb detoxify, especially from alcohol or illegal, addictive drugs.

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

  • noun the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified
  • verb treat for alcohol or drug dependence

Etymologies

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

[Short for detoxify.]

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