verb (used with object), de·tox·i·fied, de·tox·i·fy·ing.
- to rid of poison or the effect of poison.
- to treat (a person addicted to alcohol or drugs) under a program of detoxification.
verb (used without object), de·tox·i·fied, de·tox·i·fy·ing.
- to undergo detoxification.
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
- to remove poison from; detoxicate
- to treat (a person) for alcoholism or drug addiction
- To counteract or destroy the toxic properties of a substance.
- To remove the effects of poison from something, such as the blood.
- To treat a person for alcohol or drug dependence, usually under a medically supervised program designed to rid the body of intoxicating or addictive substances.