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But as the heat builds, the microbes are killed and chemical processes, like oxidation take over.
To prevent this waste, Markels began looking for a chelate – a molecular ring that protects iron from oxidation just as a shark cage protects a skin diver.
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Origin and Etymology of oxidation
French, from oxider, oxyder to oxidize, from oxide
First Known Use: 1745
OXIDATION Defined for Kids
Definition of oxidation for Students
: the process of oxidizing
Medical Definition of oxidation
1: the act or process of oxidizing
2: the state or result of being oxidized
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