- To counteract or destroy the toxic properties of. (verb-transitive)
- To remove the effects of poison from. (verb-transitive)
- To treat (an individual) for alcohol or drug dependence, usually under a medically supervised program designed to rid the body of intoxicating or addictive substances. (verb-transitive)
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