Definition of detoxicate in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈtäksəˌkāt/


Another term for detoxify.
Example sentences
  • This type of water is ‘light’ water; it helps diuresis and also detoxicates the body.
  • A body wrap treatment is supposed to detoxicate the body, or maybe help the body shed off a few pounds.
  • Cellectronic micro-currents and the detoxifying lotion cleanse, detoxicate and moisturize the skin.



Pronunciation: /dəˌtäksəˈkāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • As important as behavioral and physiological alterations are as a means of circumventing toxins, direct metabolic detoxication is arguably the strategy which is the most effective and most commonly employed by phytophagous insects.
  • It has the effects of resolving swelling and detoxication, and it can be applied in case of lack of lactation and mammary swelling.
  • Our sampling of urine on day 6 of each resin treatment level seems adequate to measure detoxication metabolites.


Mid 19th century: from de- (expressing removal) + Latin toxicum 'poison', on the pattern of intoxicate.

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Syllabification: de·tox·i·cate

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