detoxicate

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verb de·tox·i·cate \(ˌ)dē-ˈtäk-sə-ˌkāt\

Definition of detoxicate

detoxicated

detoxicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  detoxify 1

  3. 2 :  detoxify 2

detoxicant

play \-si-kənt\ noun

detoxication

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of detoxicate

de- + 2intoxicate


First Known Use: 1867


Medical Dictionary

detoxicate

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transitive verb de·tox·i·cate \(ˈ)dē-ˈtäk-sə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of detoxicate

detoxicated

;

detoxicating

detoxication

\(ˌ)dē-ˌtäk-sə-ˈkā-shən\play noun

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