Word forms: detoxifies
1. verb If someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol detoxifies, or if they are detoxified, they undergo treatment which stops them from being addicted. [V n] ⇒ ...drugs which block the affects of heroin use and rapidly detoxify addicts. [V] ⇒ Queensland heroin users will be able to detoxify rapidly on Naltrexone after a two-year clinical trial of the controversial drug begins in Brisbane this week. 2. verb If you detoxify, or if something detoxifies your body, you do something to remove poisonous or harmful substances from your body. [V] ⇒ Many people have made it a rule to detoxify once a year. [V n] ⇒ Seaweed baths can help to detoxify the body. 3. verb
To detoxify a poisonous substance means to change it chemically so that it is no longer poisonous. [V n] ⇒ Vitamin C helps to detoxify pollutants in the body.
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