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Examples of detoxify in a Sentence
a special tea that is supposed to detoxify the body
a drug addict who is being detoxified
Recent Examples of detoxify from the Web
Benefits of the drink, as cited on their e-commerce site, include detoxifying properties, electrolytes, antioxidants, minerals, and the ability to balance PH levels.
Sweat is detoxifying Some people pay good money to sit in a sauna and sweat out the bad stuff coursing through their bodies.
Sun Basket Focusing on detoxifying and anti-inflammatory ingredients, Sun Basket’s Lean & Clean program is designed to cleanse the body and take the hassle out of preparing dinner.
Finally, their genomes pack in an unusually large number of genes for detoxifying the leaf’s toxins, the scientists report.
Another beauty tool that Rio discovered on the internet, this at-home facial steamer helps to hydrate skin while clarifying complexion and detoxifying skin.
Cue ingredients like detoxifying charcoal, cooling peppermint, protein-heavy quinoa extract and hydrating glycerin, all of which will make your body and/or face car wash clean.
Cleansers crafted from herbs in the Lamiaceae family, including peppermint, spearmint, basil, sage, rosemary, and lavender, can be deeply detoxifying and nourishing for your scalp, thanks to their antibacterial properties.
The menu of services can include a range of treatments, all promising to purify and detoxify.
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Did You Know?
These days, detoxify can mean to free (someone) from a substance addiction (and yes, it's the source of detox, a more recent word that also refers to getting drugs or alcohol out of a person's system). Originally, however, detoxification was something done to things rather than to people. In its earliest uses - from about 1905 - detoxify referred to the removal of poison, or of poisonous or damaging properties, from a harmful substance, or to the removal of poisonous or toxic substances from something contaminated (such as the bloodstream).The specific application to removing poison from an addict is relatively new, dating to the mid-20th century. Today, detoxify is also often used generally in reference to counteracting the activity or effect of anything harmful (such as propaganda).
DETOXIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detoxify for English Language Learners
: to remove a poisonous or harmful substance from (something)
: to cause (someone) to stop using drugs or alcohol by providing special help and treatment
medical Definition of detoxify
- the clinic started detoxifying him by gradually lowering his dosage
- —J. M. Markham
detoxificationplay \(ˌ)dē-ˌtäk-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun
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