Definition of detoxicate in English:

detoxicate

verb

  • another term for detoxify
    • ‘It effectively cleans and detoxicates the skin.’
    • ‘Chinese herbal medicine has properties of detoxicating, stops bleeding, and prevents miscarriage.’
    • ‘Therefore, taking stachyose can help the liver to detoxicate alcohol and protect the liver from being further damaged.’
    • ‘The body purifies and detoxicates and the immune system is strengthened.’
    • ‘The ability to detoxicate and eliminate potentially harmful substances from the body represents a defence mechanism, the importance of which is well established.’
    • ‘Md. Prat said that more surprisingly, some people are incorrectly informed that alcohol can detoxicate the body of pesticides.’
    • ‘Cellectronic micro-currents and the detoxifying lotion cleanse, detoxicate and moisturize the skin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘High dietary fiber content enhances metabolism and detoxicates the body.’
    • ‘In addition, Gold Essence detoxicates and purges and in this way rebalances the ‘juices of the body’.’
    • ‘It helps you unwind and get rid of muscle strains and pains, relaxes stiff muscles, detoxicates the whole body.’
    • ‘This rich lotion detoxicates injured skin and promotes regeneration of affected areas by inducing tissue replacement.’
    • ‘The cynide is mainly detoxicated by conversion to thiocynate, in the process of which it reacts with cysteine and cystine.’
    • ‘If a given volume per unit of time were withdrawn continuously, the liquid to be detoxicated would have an indeterminate salt concentration.’
    • ‘Frequently, a patient with a seemingly complete mental breakdown shows a remarkable transformation after his system has been detoxicated and re-normalized.’
    • ‘This procedure softens, intensely hydrates and detoxicates the skin.’
    • ‘In other words, we eat vegetables and fruits in order to detoxicate poisonous substances.’
    • ‘Roman sudarium: the sudarium is heated to 40 degrees C and encourages intense, spontaneous perspiration as a natural way to detoxicate the body in general and eliminates various harmful substances.’
    • ‘Medicinal plants detoxicate the soil and they acquire their characteristic potency by certain circumstances.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

detoxicate

/diːˈtɒksɪkeɪt/