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