autointoxication

noun
au·​to·​in·​tox·​i·​ca·​tion | \ ˌȯ-tō-in-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce autointoxication (audio) \

Definition of autointoxication

: a state of being poisoned by toxic substances produced within the body

Examples of autointoxication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Call it autointoxication, Running away with me, Ever since the inauguration, running away with me. Washington Post, "Style Invitational Week 1347: Reologisms — we search for meaner meaning," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of autointoxication

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autointoxication

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The first known use of autointoxication was in 1882

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“Autointoxication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autointoxication. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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autointoxication

noun
au·​to·​in·​tox·​i·​ca·​tion | \ -in-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce autointoxication (audio) \

Medical Definition of autointoxication

: poisoning by toxic substances produced within the body

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