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oxidize

verb ox·i·dize

Medical Definition of oxidize

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

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to combine with oxygen

  3. 2:  to dehydrogenate especially by the action of oxygen

  4. 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)

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to become oxidized

  7. ox·i·diz·able \-ˌdī-zə-bəl\play adjective



Variants of oxidize

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


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