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English definition of “detox”

detox

noun [S or U]     /ˈdiː.tɒks/ US  /-tɑːks/
a period when you stop taking unhealthy or harmful foods, drinks, or drugs into your body for a period of time, in order to improve your health: She went on a 48-hour detox, eating nothing but grapes. a detox dietDrugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug medical treatment in a special hospital to stop someone drinking too much alcohol or taking harmful drugs: He'd spent 18 months in detox/at a detox centre fighting drug addiction.AddictionDrug addiction
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