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detoxification

di tok si fi kay shuhn

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

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