photooxidation

noun

pho·​to·​ox·​i·​da·​tion ˌfō-tō-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce photooxidation (audio)
: oxidation under the influence of radiant energy (such as light)
photooxidative adjective
photooxidize verb

Examples of photooxidation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is because when hops in beer are exposed to strong light, a photooxidation reaction takes place, creating the compound 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol. Katie Hunt, CNN, 9 Apr. 2022 When hops in beer are exposed to strong light, a photooxidation reaction takes place, creating the compound 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol. Ada Wood, CNN, 6 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photooxidation was in 1888

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“Photooxidation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photooxidation. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

photooxidation

noun
pho·​to·​ox·​i·​da·​tion -ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce photooxidation (audio)
: oxidation under the influence of radiant energy (as light)
photooxidative adjective
photooxidize verb
also British photooxidise
photooxidized also British photooxidised; photooxidizing also British photooxidising
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