detoxify(redirected from detoxifies)
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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.
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. (Medicine) to remove poison from; detoxicate
2. (Medicine) to treat (a person) for alcoholism or drug addiction
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.
Past participle: detoxified
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|Verb||1.||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
|2.||detoxify - treat for alcohol or drug dependence; "He was detoxified in the clinic"|
vt → entgiften
vt. destoxificar, desintoxicar, extraer sustancias tóxicas.