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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: detoxification

detox

1 noun
     
Related topics: Drug Culture, Hospital
de‧tox1 [uncountable]
1 informalMDDMH special treatment to help people stop drinking alcohol or taking drugs [= rehab]
in detox
She spent a month in detox.
2 when you do not eat solid food or only drink special liquids for a period of time, which is thought to remove harmful substances from your body

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