au·​to·​in·​tox·​i·​ca·​tion ˌȯ-tō-in-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce autointoxication (audio)
: a state of being poisoned by toxic substances produced within the body

Examples of autointoxication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the Cascade, the theory of intestinal autointoxication did not hold water. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 4 July 2014 Call it autointoxication, Running away with me, Ever since the inauguration, running away with me. Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2019

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Word History


auto- + intoxication

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autointoxication was in 1882

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“Autointoxication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


au·​to·​in·​tox·​i·​ca·​tion -in-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce autointoxication (audio)
: poisoning by toxic substances produced within the body
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