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detoxify

Pronunciation: /diːˈtɑːksəfaɪ; diːˈtɒksɪfaɪ/

Translation of detoxify in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-fies, -fying, -fied)

  • 1.1 [addict/alcoholic] desintoxicar*
    Example sentences
    • 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 [substance/material] eliminar la toxicidad de
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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