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detoxify

 [de-tok´sĭ-fi]
to subject to detoxification.

de·tox·i·cate

(dē-tok'si-kāt),
To diminish or remove the poisonous quality of any substance; to lessen the virulence of any pathogenic organism.
Synonym(s): detoxify
[L. de, from, + toxicum, poison]

detoxify

(dē-tŏk′sə-fī′)
tr.v. detoxi·fied, detoxi·fying, detoxi·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.

de·tox·i·fy

(dē-tok'si-fī)
To diminish or remove the poisonous quality of any substance; to lessen the virulence of any pathogenic organism.
Synonym(s): detoxicate.
[L. de, from, + toxicum, poison]

de·tox·i·fy

(dē-tok'si-fī)
To diminish or remove the poisonous quality of any substance; to lessen the virulence of any pathogenic organism.
[L. de, from, + toxicum, poison]
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