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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) in a detox program.
verb (used without object), de路tox路i路fied, de路tox路i路fy路ing.
to undergo detox or metabolic 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
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