detoxicate vs detoxify what difference

what is difference between detoxicate and detoxify

English

Etymology

de- +‎ toxic +‎ -ate

Verb

detoxicate (third-person singular simple present detoxicates, present participle detoxicating, simple past and past participle detoxicated)

  1. (of a person) To remove poison (or its effects) from.
  2. (of a poison) To counteract, or make less poisonous.

Synonyms

  • detoxify

Related terms

  • detoxication
  • detoxicant
  • nontoxic

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English

Alternative forms

  • de-toxify

Etymology

Attested since 1905 (twelve years earlier than toxify), from de- +‎ tox- +‎ -ify. (Detoxicate is attested one year earlier, since 1904.)

Verb

detoxify (third-person singular simple present detoxifies, present participle detoxifying, simple past and past participle detoxified)

  1. To remove foreign and harmful substances from something.

Synonyms

  • detoxicate

Derived terms

  • detoxifiable
  • detoxification
  • detoxifier

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