oxidation

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noun ox·i·da·tion \ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of oxidation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of oxidizing

  2. 2 :  the state or result of being oxidized

oxidative

play \ˈäk-sə-ˌdā-tiv\ adjective

oxidatively

adverb

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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

oxidation

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noun ox·i·da·tion \ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\

Definition of oxidation for Students

  1. :  the process of oxidizing


Medical Dictionary

oxidation

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noun ox·i·da·tion \ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən\

Medical Definition of oxidation

  1. 1:  the act or process of oxidizing

  2. 2:  the state or result of being oxidized



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