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Definition 1: treat for alcohol or drug dependence - [verb of body]

Samples where detoxify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was detoxified in the clinic

Synonyms for detoxify in the sense of this definition

(detoxify is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

Definition 2: remove poison from - [verb of change]

Samples where detoxify or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • detoxify the soil

Synonyms for detoxify in the sense of this definition

(detoxify is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(detoxify belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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