autoxidation

noun
au·​tox·​i·​da·​tion | \ ȯ-ˌtäk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce autoxidation (audio) \

Definition of autoxidation

: oxidation by direct combination with oxygen (as in air) at ordinary temperatures

First Known Use of autoxidation

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of autoxidation was in 1883

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“Autoxidation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autoxidation. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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autoxidation

noun
au·​tox·​i·​da·​tion | \ ȯ-ˌtäk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce autoxidation (audio) \
variants: also auto-oxidation \ ˌȯt-​ō-​ˌäk-​sə-​ˈdā-​shən How to pronounce autoxidation (audio) \

Medical Definition of autoxidation

: oxidation by direct combination with oxygen (as in air) at ordinary temperatures the rancidity of fats and oils is caused by autoxidation

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