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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
The menu of services can include a range of treatments, all promising to purify and detoxify.
This set comes with a detoxifying bath soak made with pink Himalayan and dead sea salts, rose petals, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils, plus an herbal black tea, an all-natural soy candle and a lavender body and room spray.
Scented with citrus oils and Tunisian neroli, the detoxifying volcanic ash paste is a small price to pay for a trip to the Mediterranean coastline.
Think of it like a detoxifying car wash for your skin.
Keep your skin’s microbiome in balance with the anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and detoxifying essential oils tea tree, pine, balsam fir, and silver fir.
ZaSpa even improves on the classic spa sauna experience with new infrared saunas that help to detoxify, heal, revive and stimulate.
In this recipe, the matcha boosts circulation, tocos delivers high levels of vitamins D and E, chlorella detoxifies the skin, and manuka honey works as a soothing, antibacterial exfoliator.
Plenty of people claim that hot yoga is detoxifying.
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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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