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detoxify

[ dee-tok-suh-fahy ]
/ di藞t蓲k s蓹 fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), de路tox路i路fied, de路tox路i路fy路ing.
to rid of poison or the effect of poison.
to treat (a person addicted to alcohol or drugs) under a program of detoxification.
verb (used without object), de路tox路i路fied, de路tox路i路fy路ing.
to undergo detoxification.
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Origin of detoxify

First recorded in 1900鈥05; detoxi(cate) + -fy
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British Dictionary definitions for detoxify

detoxify
/ (di藧藞t蓲ks瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to remove poison from; detoxicate
to treat (a person) for alcoholism or drug addiction

Derived forms of detoxify

detoxification, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for detoxify

detoxify
[ d膿-t艔ks蓹-f墨鈥 ]

v.
To counteract or destroy the toxic properties of a substance.
To remove the effects of poison from something, such as the blood.
To treat a person for alcohol or drug dependence, usually under a medically supervised program designed to rid the body of intoxicating or addictive substances.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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