Medical Definition of oxidize
ox·i·dized also British ox·i·disedox·i·diz·ing also British ox·i·dis·ing
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)
: to become oxidized
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