per·​ox·​i·​da·​tion pə-ˌräk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce peroxidation (audio)
: oxidation to the greatest possible extent resulting especially in formation of a peroxide

Examples of peroxidation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This flavonoid may help reduce protein oxidation and fat peroxidation in the brain—two factors that may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease risk. Lauren Manaker Ms, Rdn, Ld, Clec, Verywell Health, 17 Nov. 2023 Essential oil from lemon peels inhibit key enzymes linked to neurodegenerative conditions and pro-oxidant induced lipid peroxidation. Alice Chi Phung, Discover Magazine, 10 Feb. 2015 Made with Bakuchiol as its star ingredient, a natural-active known as being a safe alternative to retinol, Ignae’s decadent serum boosts collagen and protects the skin’s lipid layer from peroxidation with antioxidants. Margaux Lushing, Forbes, 2 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peroxidation was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Peroxidation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


per·​ox·​i·​da·​tion -ˈdā-shən How to pronounce peroxidation (audio)
: the process of peroxidizing a chemical compound
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