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English definition of “detox”

detox

verb [I or T]     /ˈdiː.tɒks/ US  /-tɑːks/
to stop taking unhealthy or harmful foods , drinks , and other substances into your body for a period of time , in order to improve your health : If you have skin problems or feel sluggish and run-down , then it may be time to detox.Diets and dieting to have medical treatment in a special hospital in order to stop drinking too much alcohol or taking harmful drugs AddictionDrug addiction
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