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detoxicate

[dee-tok-si-keyt] /diˈtɒk sɪˌkeɪt/
verb (used with object), detoxicated, detoxicating.
1.
to detoxify.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; de- + Latin toxic(um) poison (see toxic) + -ate1
Related forms
detoxicant
[dee-tok-si-kuh nt] /diˈtɒk sɪ kənt/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
detoxicator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de toxicant

detoxicate

/diːˈtɒksɪˌkeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to rid (a patient) of a poison or its effects
2.
to counteract (a poison)
Derived Forms
detoxicant, adjective, noun
detoxication, noun
Word Origin
C19: de- + -toxicate, from Latin toxicum poison; see toxic
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Word Origin and History for de toxicant

detoxicate

v.

1867; see de- + toxic + -ate (2). Specifically of drug and alcohol addictions since 1970.

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de toxicant in Medicine

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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