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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
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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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OXIDIZING Defined for Kids

oxidize

verb ox·i·dize \ˈäk-sə-ˌdīz\
ox·i·dizedox·i·diz·ing

Definition of OXIDIZE for Kids

:  to combine or become combined with oxygen <The various metals will oxidize at different rates.> <Iron oxidizes to form rust.>
Medical Dictionary

oxidize

verb ox·i·dize
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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