detoxicate 1867; see DE- (Cf. de-) + TOXIC (Cf. toxic) + -ATE (Cf. -ate) (2). Specifically of drug and alcohol addictions since 1970.

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  • detoxicate — v. t. to remove poison from. Syn: detoxify. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • detoxicate — [dē täk′si kāt΄] vt. detoxicated, detoxicating DETOXIFY detoxication n …   English World dictionary

  • detoxicate — transitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: de + 2intoxicate Date: 1867 1. detoxify 1 2. detoxify 2 • detoxicant noun • detoxication noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detoxicate — detoxicant /dee tok si keuhnt/, adj., n. detoxicator, n. /dee tok si kayt /, v.t., detoxicated, detoxicating. to detoxify. [1865 70; DE + L toxic(um) poison (see TOXIC) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • detoxicate — To diminish or remove the poisonous quality of any substance; to lessen the virulence of any pathogenic organism. SYN: detoxify. [L. de, from, + toxicum, poison] * * * de·tox·i·cate ( )dē täk sə .kāt vt, cat·ed; cat·ing DETOXIFY de·tox·i·ca·tion …   Medical dictionary

  • detoxicate — v. remove toxins, remove poisons; rehabilitate a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol …   English contemporary dictionary

  • detoxicate — [di: tɒksɪkeɪt] verb another term for detoxify. Derivatives detoxication noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • detoxicate — de·tox·i·cate …   English syllables

  • detoxicate — de•tox•i•cate [[t]diˈtɒk sɪˌkeɪt[/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing med to detoxify • Etymology: 1865–70; de +(in)toxicate de•tox′i•cant kənt adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • detoxicate — /diˈtɒksəkeɪt/ (say dee toksuhkayt) verb (t) (detoxicated, detoxicating) → detoxify. {de + Latin toxic(um) poison + ate1} –detoxicant, adjective –detoxicator, noun –detoxication …   Australian English dictionary

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