what is difference between detoxicate and detoxify
de- + toxic + -ate
detoxicate (third-person singular simple present detoxicates, present participle detoxicating, simple past and past participle detoxicated)
- (of a person) To remove poison (or its effects) from.
- (of a poison) To counteract, or make less poisonous.
Attested since 1905 (twelve years earlier than toxify), from de- + tox- + -ify. (Detoxicate is attested one year earlier, since 1904.)
detoxify (third-person singular simple present detoxifies, present participle detoxifying, simple past and past participle detoxified)
- To remove foreign and harmful substances from something.