Definición de detoxify en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /dēˈtäksəˌfī/

verbo (detoxifies, detoxifying, detoxified)

[with object]
1Remove toxic substances or qualities from: the process uses chemical reagents to detoxify the oil
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  • 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.
1.1 (usually be detoxified) Treat (an alcoholic or drug addict) to remove the effects of drink or drugs in order to help them overcome addiction: 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] Abstain from drink and drugs until the bloodstream is free of toxins in order to overcome alcoholism or drug addiction.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Male patients with alcohol dependence (DSM III R criteria) were chosen and detoxified in an inpatient setting.
  • At the time of writing 50% of the clients that detoxified from methadone are believed to still be free of opiates.
  • Judge Dunne suspended the last 18 months of the sentence due to mitigating factors like Kenny's attempts to detoxify and his job after jail.
1.3 [no object] Become free of poisonous substances or qualities: 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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División en sílabas: de·tox·i·fy

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