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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
Originally created by a dermatological chemist for Hollywood elites, this mask detoxifies skin and minimizes pores.
Those takedowns, in addition to other new tools to combat online harassment, have helped to detoxify Twitter in recent months, creating a somewhat better user experience.
Benitez, as mentioned in the Chronicle's report, has endeavoured to detoxify the dressing room, and is an advocate for strong personalities that are the right fit for the club.
Any pregnant woman who is addicted to opioids is encouraged to seek medically assisted treatment or to get help safely detoxifying, and to get additional therapy.
What’s a detoxifying substance doing in a hard cider?
Some amino acids from these proteins are changed by gut bacteria into potentially toxic compounds that are then absorbed into the bloodstream and either directly excreted or detoxified by the liver before being excreted.
This suggests that detoxifying the party will be hard.
The agreement was to create a full-service facility to house, detoxify and counsel hundreds of people at the city corporation yard at 20th and B streets in Golden Hill.
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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).
First Known Use of detoxify
DETOXIFY Defined for English Language Learners
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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