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oxidize

oxidize

verb ox·i·dize \ˈäk-sə-ˌdīz\

: to become combined with oxygen

ox·i·dizedox·i·diz·ing

Full Definition of OXIDIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to combine with oxygen
2
:  to dehydrogenate especially by the action of oxygen
3
:  to change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence :  remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
intransitive verb
:  to become oxidized
ox·i·diz·able \ˌäk-sə-ˈdī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of OXIDIZE

  1. The paint oxidizes and discolors rapidly.

First Known Use of OXIDIZE

1806

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with OXIDIZE

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oxidize

verb ox·i·dize   (Medical Dictionary)
ox·i·dized also British ox·i·disedox·i·diz·ing also British ox·i·dis·ing

Medical Definition of OXIDIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to combine with oxygen
2
:  to dehydrogenate especially by the action of oxygen
3
:  to change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence :  remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
intransitive verb
:  to become oxidized
ox·i·diz·able \-ˌdī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Variants of OXIDIZE

ox·i·dize also British ox·i·dise \ˈäk-sə-ˌdīz\

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