Definition of “detoxification” - English Dictionary

“detoxification” in English

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detoxificationnoun [ U ]

uk /diːˌtɒk.sɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /diːˌtɑːk.sə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
verb [ I or T ] uk /diːˈtɒk.sɪ.faɪ/ us /diːˈtɑːk.sə.faɪ/

Examples from literature

  • It also assists in detoxification of the lymphatic system. 
  • The liver is the most active organ in the body during detoxification. 
  • You may well be wondering how or why detoxification of the bowels allowed the body to repair the uterus. 

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

“detoxification” in American English

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detoxificationnoun [ U ]

us /diˌtɑk·sə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/

medical short form detox, /ˈdiˌtɑks/ the process of giving medical treatment to someone in order to remove the effects of poisoning from drugs or alcohol:

a detoxification program/center

(Definition of “detoxification” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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