oxidation-reduction

noun

ox·​i·​da·​tion-re·​duc·​tion ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən-ri-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce oxidation-reduction (audio)
: a chemical reaction in which one or more electrons are transferred from one atom or molecule to another

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxidation-reduction was in 1899

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“Oxidation-reduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxidation-reduction. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

oxidation-reduction

noun
: a chemical reaction in which one or more electrons are transferred from one atom or molecule to another

called also oxidoreduction, redox

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