de toxicant

detoxicate

[dee-tok-si-keyt]
verb (used with object), detoxicated, detoxicating.

Origin:
1865–70; de- + Latin toxic(um) poison (see toxic) + -ate1

detoxicant [dee-tok-si-kuhnt] , adjective, noun
detoxicator, noun
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detoxicate (diːˈtɒksɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to rid (a patient) of a poison or its effects
2.  to counteract (a poison)
 
[C19: de- + -toxicate, from Latin toxicum poison; see toxic]
 
de'toxicant
 
adj, —n
 
detoxi'cation
 
n

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detoxicate
1867, from de- + toxic + -ate. Specifically of drug and alcohol addictions since 1970.
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detoxicate de·tox·i·cate (dē-tŏk'sĭ-kāt')
v. de·tox·i·cat·ed, de·tox·i·cat·ing, de·tox·i·cates
To detoxify.


de·tox'i·ca'tion n.
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