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1. The process of detoxifying: detoxification of drugs by the liver; detoxification of industrial waste.
2. A medically supervised treatment program for individuals with alcohol or drug intoxication, designed to rid the body of toxic substances and manage withdrawal symptoms.
3. A short-term health regimen involving procedures thought to remove toxins from the body, such as drinking large amounts of liquid, eating a restricted diet or fasting, taking nutritional supplements, and undergoing enemas.
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de•tox•i•fi•ca•tion(diˌtɒk sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
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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|Noun||1.||detoxification - a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances|
|2.||detoxification - treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)|
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[addict] → désintoxication f
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n. destoxificación, reducción de las propiedades tóxicas de una sustancia.
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detoxification, detox(fam) n desintoxicación f
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