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de·tox·i·fy

 (dē-tŏk′sə-fī′)
tr.v. de·tox·i·fied, de·tox·i·fy·ing, de·tox·i·fies
1. To counteract or destroy the toxic properties of: drugs that are detoxified by the liver.
2. To remove a toxic substance or the effects of such a substance from: soaked the cassava to detoxify it.
3. To treat (an individual) for alcohol or drug intoxication, usually under a medically supervised program designed to rid the body of toxic substances and manage withdrawal symptoms.

[de- + toxi(c) + -fy.]

detoxify

(diːˈtɒksɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Medicine) to remove poison from; detoxicate
2. (Medicine) to treat (a person) for alcoholism or drug addiction
deˌtoxifiˈcation n

de•tox•i•fy

(diˈtɒk sə faɪ)

v. -fied, -fy•ing. v.t.
1. to rid of poison.
2. to subject (a person) to detoxification.
v.i.
3. to undergo detoxification.
[1900–05; detox (icate) + -ify]

detoxify


Past participle: detoxified
Gerund: detoxifying

Imperative
detoxify
detoxify
Present
I detoxify
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he/she/it detoxifies
we detoxify
you detoxify
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Preterite
I detoxified
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he/she/it detoxified
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you detoxified
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Present Continuous
I am detoxifying
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we are detoxifying
you are detoxifying
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Present Perfect
I have detoxified
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we have detoxified
you have detoxified
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Past Continuous
I was detoxifying
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we were detoxifying
you were detoxifying
they were detoxifying
Past Perfect
I had detoxified
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he/she/it had detoxified
we had detoxified
you had detoxified
they had detoxified
Future
I will detoxify
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he/she/it will detoxify
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you will detoxify
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Future Perfect
I will have detoxified
you will have detoxified
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Future Continuous
I will be detoxifying
you will be detoxifying
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you will be detoxifying
they will be detoxifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detoxifying
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he/she/it has been detoxifying
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you have been detoxifying
they have been detoxifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been detoxifying
you will have been detoxifying
he/she/it will have been detoxifying
we will have been detoxifying
you will have been detoxifying
they will have been detoxifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been detoxifying
you had been detoxifying
he/she/it had been detoxifying
we had been detoxifying
you had been detoxifying
they had been detoxifying
Conditional
I would detoxify
you would detoxify
he/she/it would detoxify
we would detoxify
you would detoxify
they would detoxify
Past Conditional
I would have detoxified
you would have detoxified
he/she/it would have detoxified
we would have detoxified
you would have detoxified
they would have detoxified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.detoxify - remove poison from; "detoxify the soil"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
2.detoxify - treat for alcohol or drug dependence; "He was detoxified in the clinic"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
Translations

detoxify

[diːˈtɒksɪfaɪ] VT [+ alcoholic] → desintoxicar; [+ chemical] → eliminar la toxicidad de

detoxify

[diːˈtɒksɪfaɪ]
vt
[+ addict] → désintoxiquer
(= cleanse) [+ body, system] → désintoxiquer
(= remove toxicity of) → désintoxiquer
vi
[addict] → se désintoxiquer
(= cleanse one's system) → se désintoxiquer

detoxify

vtentgiften

de·tox·i·fy

vt. destoxificar, desintoxicar, extraer sustancias tóxicas.
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