Definition of “detox” - English Dictionary

“detox” in English

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detoxnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈdiː.tɒks/ us /ˈdiː.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.

detoxverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈdiː.tɒks/ us /ˈdiː.tɑːks/

(Definition of “detox” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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