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detoxnoun [S or U]

uk   /ˈdiː.tɒks/  us   /-tɑːks/
a ​period when you ​stop taking ​unhealthy or ​harmfulfoods, ​drinks, or ​drugs into ​yourbody for a ​period of ​time, in ​order to ​improveyourhealth: She went on a 48-hour detox, ​eating nothing but ​grapes. a detox ​diet medicaltreatment in a ​specialhospital to ​stop someone ​drinking too much ​alcohol or taking ​harmfuldrugs: He'd ​spent 18 ​months in detox/at a detox ​centrefightingdrugaddiction.

detoxverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈdiː.tɒks/  us   /-tɑːks/
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