[an-ti-tok-sik, an-tee-]


counteracting toxic influences.
of or serving as an antitoxin.

Origin of antitoxic

First recorded in 1885–90; anti- + toxic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for antitoxic

Historical Examples of antitoxic

  • Hence the immunity may be antibacterial or antitoxic or both.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • An antitoxic serum has been prepared at the Koch Institute in Berlin.

    Food Poisoning

    Edwin Oakes Jordan

  • In other words, it is thought to have an "antitoxic" action.

    Vitality Supreme

    Bernarr Macfadden

  • He is antitoxic; he is a literary germicide of peculiar power.

    The Last Harvest

    John Burroughs

  • The antitoxic theory suffers from the fact that the toxic origin of scurvy cannot be established.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

Word Origin and History for antitoxic

1860 (n.); 1862 (adj.), from anti- + toxic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for antitoxic




Neutralizing the action of a toxin or poison.
Of, relating to, or containing an antitoxin.
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