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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.
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the act of disintoxicating
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(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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According to the theory for TCM, the herbs used in the 14 articles belong to yiqi-jiedu (tonifying qi and disintoxication) treatment.
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