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verb ox·i·dize
ox·i·dized also British ox·i·disedox·i·diz·ing also British ox·i·dis·ing

Definition of OXIDIZE

transitive verb
:  to combine with oxygen
:  to dehydrogenate especially by the action of oxygen
:  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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