- to detoxify.
Origin of detoxicate
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- to rid (a patient) of a poison or its effects
- to counteract (a poison)
C19: de- + -toxicate, from Latin toxicum poison; see toxic
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Word Origin and History for detoxicate
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- To detoxify.
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