: to combine with oxygen
- Other chemicals then oxidize the sulfur dioxide to form sulfuric acid, which along with the nitric acid increases the acidity of the dewdrop.
- —R. Monastersky
- Should the cork be allowed to dry out, it will shrink and allow air to seep in and oxidize the wine.
- —Peter D. Meltzer
: to dehydrogenate especially by the action of oxygen
- oxidize an alcohol to an aldehyde
: 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)
- What mix of products is formed is a function of the electrode potential used to oxidize the chloride ion.
- —Chemical & Engineering News
- oxidize metallic copper to ionic copper
: to become oxidized
- Fats can either oxidize (combine with oxygen) or hydrolyze (combine with water) to become rancid.
- —Shirley Corriher
- Silver does not oxidize, or rust, on exposure to air. In fact, compared with most other elements, it is not particularly reactive.
- —C. Claiborne Ray