Definition of detox in English:

detox

noun

Pronunciation /ˈdētäks//ˈditɑks/
informal
  • A process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.

    ‘he ended up in detox for three months’
    as modifier ‘a detox program’
    • ‘Yours is never mentioned among the recognized detox programs.’
    • ‘His recovery programme goes on to embrace detox, rehab and Buddhist meditation retreats.’
    • ‘Such services as Indian head massages, detox aromatic massages, reflexology and Reiki are on offer.’
    • ‘I was immediately whisked away then taken to Gladstone Psychiatric Hospital, where I was supposed to spend the next few days in detox.’
    • ‘Treatment history was operationalized as the total number of previous alcohol or drug treatment episodes, excluding detox.’
    • ‘Actually playing this game could lead to an intervention and a week in detox.’
    • ‘We can keep her in detox for ten days or so without her permission.’
    • ‘Even my sister Sam's husband was suckered in, and he spent six months in detox.’
    • ‘She gives birth, he's vomiting in detox in a nearby hospital room.’
    • ‘Acupuncture works best if the person is in detox.’
    • ‘They started by studying men and women at all levels of drinking from abstention to those in detox for full-blown alcohol problems.’
    • ‘Three or four detox treatments per year - planned with medical guidance - are enough to clean out most anyone's system.’
    • ‘Pollution stretches the limits of our internal detox systems, so detoxing becomes a much higher priority.’
    • ‘European spas have long offered medically supervised detox programs.’
    • ‘I feel that I am not really in the spirit of this self-imposed detox fitness program.’
    • ‘She says that when one of her familiar charges disappear, she calls around looking for them at detox clinics, hospitals or police stations.’
    • ‘Even the most successful detox programmes in the world have a success rate of just 25 per cent when it comes to heroin.’
    • ‘Waiting lists for methadone programmes, rehab and detox services are phenomenally long.’
    • ‘It helps the homeless through five homeless hostels, which provide accommodation, resettlement, rehabilitation and detox programmes.’
    • ‘This treatment assists in detox and stress relief and is particularly beneficial for anyone trying to give us smoking.’

verb

[NO OBJECT]
Pronunciation /dēˈtäks//diˈtɑks/
informal
  • Abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.

    ‘he checked into a hospital to detox’
    with object ‘both my mind and my body were detoxed’
    • ‘Twisting is [also] wonderful for detoxing the internal organs, such as the liver and intestines.’
    • ‘My lust for life and overindulgence meant that I pooh-poohed the idea of taking seven days to detox - as a Londoner, I could do it in a single day.’
    • ‘The book zig - zags between two crisis points: his attempts to detox in the early 1980s and his battle with cancer in the late 1990s.’
    • ‘If you've been feeling like this lately it's time to detox!’
    • ‘Many of these addicts, released from the programs but not fully detoxed, stayed on.’
    • ‘She asked if she could detox by sleeping in the church and we agreed.’
    • ‘The mother was very invested in her daughter's change efforts and subsequently flew in from out of state to live with her while she detoxed.’
    • ‘A diet of salad, soups, fish and pasta, with plenty of spring water, juices and herbal teas will leave them detoxed from the inside out.’
    • ‘This is a state of the art unit where you can relax and detox your body, especially all those people who are involved in sports.’
    • ‘It would take nine months to detox the land, he said.’
    • ‘This provides a range of phytochemicals that help you detox, plus the variety prevents you from getting too much of any one pesticide.’
    • ‘So, I was gonna go into treatment, but I resisted it and I managed to detox at home.’
    • ‘It's the way I've done it with every substance - legal or not - that I needed to detox myself from.’
    • ‘This weekend I'm planning to detox a bit tomorrow and generally get my head in order - maybe teach myself some more Illustrator to stop myself going nuts with thinking about the web.’
    • ‘Whether you are detoxing your body, your home or an area you live in, research it first.’
    • ‘He didn't know I'd detoxed myself already and I wanted to make his disappointment at that discovery all the more palpable.’
    • ‘Once they've detoxed we can only hope they will have the strength and wisdom to stay off dope for good.’
    • ‘While in hospital they tried to detox her of alcohol but to no avail.’
    • ‘If you're a social drinker and just want to detox from alcohol, Hyman suggests taking a booze break.’
    • ‘With two children under five, a house to run, relentless work and considerable distances to travel to get anywhere, the only place for me to detox, destress and cleanse my system is in my dreams.’

Pronunciation

detox

Noun/ˈditɑks/

detox

Verb/diˈtɑks/