detox(redirected from detoxing)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.
v. de·toxed, de·tox·ing, de·tox·es
To subject (someone or something) to detoxification; detoxify: was taken to the hospital to be detoxed; detoxed their apartment.
To undergo detoxification: checked in to the clinic to detox.
1. A facility or a section of a hospital or clinic in which people undergo detoxification from alcohol or drugs.
2. A course of treatment involving alcohol or drug detoxification.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Medicine) treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
(Medicine) to rid (the body) or undergo treatment to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
[C20: from (for sense 1) detoxification or (for sense 2) detoxicate]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
de•tox(n. ˈdi tɒks; v. diˈtɒks)
1. detoxification.v.t., v.i.
2. to detoxify.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: detoxed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||detox - the hospital ward or clinic in which patients are detoxified|
|Verb||1.||detox - treat for alcohol or drug dependence; "He was detoxified in the clinic"|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (= treatment) → Entzug m (inf); detox centre (Brit) or center (US) → Entzugsklinik f; detox programme (Brit) or program (US) → Entzugsprogramm nt (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007