detoxicate

[ dee-tok-si-keyt ]
/ diˈtɒk sɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), de·tox·i·cat·ed, de·tox·i·cat·ing.

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Origin of detoxicate

1865–70; de- + Latin toxic(um) poison (see toxic) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM detoxicate

de·tox·i·cant [dee-tok-si-kuh nt] /diˈtɒk sɪ kənt/, adjective, nounde·tox·i·ca·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for detoxicate

detoxicate
/ (diːˈtɒksɪˌkeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to rid (a patient) of a poison or its effects
to counteract (a poison)

Derived forms of detoxicate

detoxicant, adjective, noundetoxication, noun

Word Origin for detoxicate

C19: de- + -toxicate, from Latin toxicum poison; see toxic
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Medical definitions for detoxicate

detoxicate
[ dē-tŏksĭ-kāt′ ]

v.

To detoxify.

Other words from detoxicate

de•tox′i•cation n.
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