[ aw-toh-in-tok-suh-key-shuhn ]

  1. poisoning with toxic substances formed within the body, as during intestinal digestion.

Origin of autointoxication

First recorded in 1885–90; auto-1 + intoxication

Words Nearby autointoxication Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use autointoxication in a sentence

  • While autointoxication may not be the primary cause of eczema, it augments all zymotic conditions.

  • In all conditions of malassimilation, there is more or less autointoxication.

  • autointoxication is said to play a prominent rle in the causation of melancholia.

  • He imagines himself the victim of autointoxication, afflicted with paralysis of the colon or dearth of intestinal secretions.

    Outwitting Our Nerves | Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • A good deal of the talk about autointoxication is just talk.

    Outwitting Our Nerves | Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury

British Dictionary definitions for autointoxication


/ (ˌɔːtəʊɪnˌtɒksɪˈkeɪʃən) /

  1. self-poisoning caused by absorption of toxic products originating within the body: Also called: autotoxaemia

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