Definición de detoxify en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /diːˈtɒksɪfʌɪ/

verbo (detoxifies, detoxifying, detoxified)

[with object]
1Remove toxic substances from: the process uses chemical reagents to detoxify the oil
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The body has developed various mechanisms to detoxify the toxic substances.
  • This discovery bears tremendous significance for the bioremediation industry, as it is the first bacterium isolated that can detoxify vinyl chloride outside of laboratory conditions.
  • As for why the borer is able to withstand caffeine's toxic effects, there are some yeasts that detoxify chemicals, creating an edible food source for insects.
1.1Abstain or help to abstain from drink and drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins, in order to overcome alcoholism or drug addiction: [no object]: if they are not able to detoxify in their normal environment then they will never come off drugs [with object]: he was twice detoxified from heroin
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  • Approximately ten to 15 patients a month chose to detoxify from heroin addiction exclusively by means of acupuncture.
  • Alcohol is frequently used by GHB abusers in an attempt to detoxify themselves from GHB; in the case of BD, alcohol may actually exacerbate and extend BD's toxic effects.
  • Most ambulatory patients with alcohol dependence can be detoxified quickly and safely without the use of psychoactive drugs.
1.2 [no object] Become free of harmful substances: you can help your body detoxify by cutting down on coffee
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  • But it's important to remember that our bodies are constantly detoxifying, not just when we say so.
  • An electrically powered vacuum massage is used to help the body detoxify, release excess fluid, and increase circulation and metabolic rate.
  • Wheatgrass is believed to be a wonderful cleanser and rejuvenator, helping the body detoxify.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • There are many types of free radicals, and all have specific detoxifiers.
  • In his book Staying Healthy with Nutrition, Dr. Haas writes, ‘water is possibly the most important detoxifier.’
  • Cabbage is a great detoxifier, stimulates the immune system and its disinfectant action is particularly effective in the respiratory tract.


Early 20th century: from de- (expressing removal) + Latin toxicum 'poison' + -fy.

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Saltos de línea: de|tox¦ify

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