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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.]
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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
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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]
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detoxify


Past participle: detoxified
Gerund: detoxifying

Imperative
detoxify
detoxify
Present
I detoxify
you detoxify
he/she/it detoxifies
we detoxify
you detoxify
they detoxify
Preterite
I detoxified
you detoxified
he/she/it detoxified
we detoxified
you detoxified
they detoxified
Present Continuous
I am detoxifying
you are detoxifying
he/she/it is detoxifying
we are detoxifying
you are detoxifying
they are detoxifying
Present Perfect
I have detoxified
you have detoxified
he/she/it has detoxified
we have detoxified
you have detoxified
they have detoxified
Past Continuous
I was detoxifying
you were detoxifying
he/she/it was detoxifying
we were detoxifying
you were detoxifying
they were detoxifying
Past Perfect
I had detoxified
you had detoxified
he/she/it had detoxified
we had detoxified
you had detoxified
they had detoxified
Future
I will detoxify
you will detoxify
he/she/it will detoxify
we will detoxify
you will detoxify
they will detoxify
Future Perfect
I will have detoxified
you will have detoxified
he/she/it will have detoxified
we will have detoxified
you will have detoxified
they will have detoxified
Future Continuous
I will be detoxifying
you will be detoxifying
he/she/it will be detoxifying
we will be detoxifying
you will be detoxifying
they will be detoxifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detoxifying
you have been detoxifying
he/she/it has been detoxifying
we have been detoxifying
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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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Translations

detoxify

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

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

vtentgiften
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de·tox·i·fy

vt. destoxificar, desintoxicar, extraer sustancias tóxicas.
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Infused with witch hazel extract and charcoal powder, it leaves your skin smooth, detoxified and protected.
Miss Samantha Powis, defending, said: "He voluntarily detoxified himself before going to the police knowing that being held in custody would help him to stay clean."
Present study indicated that 50% DJM protein fed group has the same performance as the control group and better than other experimental groups, that showed a better efficiency of detoxified J.
If however it can be removed from Thevetia, the detoxified seed will serve as an excellent and cheap source of protein for animal feed and ultimately lead to a reduction in the cost of poultry feed because it is not being consumed by man.
Though the site is now filled with garbage and debris, it has been selected by the South Bronx Economic Development Corporation, or SoBRO, as one of seven empty lots to be cleaned up and detoxified before being developed into a hotel and parking lot.
Similarly, a patient who is infected with microorganisms will fail to be completely chelated and detoxified due to the organism burden.
But after acid pretreatment, the resulting material must be washed and detoxified.
ABSTRACT: A chemical process for detoxifying spent CCA (copper, chrome, arsenic)-treated wood, from which CCA and detoxified wood are recovered for recycling comprising the steps of (a) treating CCA-treated wood in the presence of a liquefying reagent such as an organic solvent at 100-250[degrees]C.
After an hour, it was time to unravel my detoxified body and tightened skin.
The patients came from 12 centers; 113 patients were detoxified as inpatients and 231 as outpatients.
As the toxins are drawn out, the soft tissue is compressed and compacted as the skin regains elasticity by being detoxified thereby creating a smoother and firmer muscle base over which the soft tissue lies.