detox

[n. dee-toks; v. dee-toks] Informal.
noun
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
2.

Origin:
1970–75, Americanism; by shortening

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detox (ˈdiːˌtɒks)
 
n
1.  treatment designed to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
 
vb
2.  to undergo treatment to rid the body of poisonous substances, esp alcohol and drugs
 
[C20: from (for sense 1) detoxification or (for sense 2) detoxicate]

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detox
1972 (v.), 1975 (n.), colloquial abbreviation of detoxify, detoxification.
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detox de·tox (dē-tŏks')
v. de·toxed, de·tox·ing, de·tox·es
To subject to detoxification. n. (dē'tŏks')
A section of a hospital or clinic in which patients are detoxified.

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Example sentences
Not surprisingly, addicts of stronger stuff have it worse: the mere sight of a
  needle can undo years of heroin detox.
The way to quit is to go through what is known as medical detox.
Drug detox programmes will be extended to the third of addicted prisoners not
  currently treated.
Make sure the next day to try to recuperate with local waters and a good detox
  diet.
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