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detox

noun [S or U] uk   /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 diet 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.

detox

verb [I or T] uk   /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. to have medical treatment in a special hospital in order to stop drinking too much alcohol or taking harmful drugs
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