[ dee-tok-suh-fahy ]
/ diˈtɒk sə faɪ /
verb (used with object), de·tox·i·fied, de·tox·i·fy·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·tox·i·fied, de·tox·i·fy·ing.
to undergo detoxification.
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Words nearby detoxify
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Example sentences from the Web for detoxify
Even now, despite David Cameron's efforts to “detoxify” the Tory brand, the party only holds one Scottish seat.
British Dictionary definitions for detoxify
/ (diːˈtɒksɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to remove poison from; detoxicate
to treat (a person) for alcoholism or drug addiction
Derived forms of detoxifydetoxification, noun
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Medical definitions for detoxify
[ dē-tŏk′sə-fī′ ]
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.
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