detoxification detoxification  /dɪ ˌtɑk sɪ fɪ ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
  2. (n) treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)


  1. The defense mechanisms present in the adult are not present in the fetus: these include detoxification and repair enzymes.
  2. Current examples include the detoxification of the words suck and slut, both of which have slipped into mainstream usage.
  3. They avoided being judgmental, and Owner Joan Kroc visited him at the detoxification center.


  1. David Lawrence Center Opens expanded Adult Detoxification Unit

    The David Lawrence Center recently opened the newly expanded, 15-bed Tim Hermann Adult Detoxification Unit located on the center’s eight acre main campus off Golden Gate Parkway.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  2. Cancer Survivor Linda Christina Beauregard Writes New Tell-All Book About Her Alternative Treatment Method

    Author utilizes diet and detoxification to cure breast cancer (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Gallup detoxification center set to close doors

    New Mexico's largest social detoxification center is preparing to close its doors after more than 20 years of serving a largely American Indian population.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 10 Phoenix

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