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1. to deprive of narcotics in the process of addiction treatment.
2. to remove the narcotic element from an opiate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
To remove narcotic properties from an opiate; to deprive of narcotic properties.
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