detoxification: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dē-tok"su-fi-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the metabolic process by which toxins are changed into less toxic or more readily excretable substances.
  2. the act of detoxifying.
  3. the state of being detoxified.
  4. a period of medical treatment, usually including counseling, during which a person is helped to overcome physical and psychological dependence on alcohol or drugs.
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