detoxification
detoxification detoxification n. 1. a medically supervised treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to rid the body of the addictive substances. [WordNet 1.5]

2. treatment for poisoning by counteracting its toxic properties. [WordNet 1.5]

3. conversion (of a poisonous substance) to a non-toxic or harmless state. [PJC]


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