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tr.v. dis·in·tox·i·cat·ed, dis·in·tox·i·cat·ing, dis·in·tox·i·cates
To free from the effects of intoxication or from dependence on intoxicating agents.

dis′in·tox′i·ca′tion n.


the act of disintoxicating


(diˌtɒk sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

also de•tox`i•ca′tion,

1. the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excreted substances.
2. the process of withdrawing a person from dependence on a habituating drug.
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Given the multifaceted nature of drug related harm and the need to improve the effectiveness of care, it is important to consider the multiplicity, not only of these types of initiatives, but also of hospital support for disintoxication and low-intensity and high-intensity outpatient and residential services (29).
Amigo and Infanzon (1999) obtained a profile that predicted the efficacy of reproducing effects of heroin in a group of drug addicts who were on treatment in a drug disintoxication unit: female and locus of internal control.
Heaney declares that the later Auden weds his art to "disenchantment and disintoxication .