photooxidation

noun
pho·​to·​ox·​i·​da·​tion | \ ˌfō-tō-ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce photooxidation (audio) \

Definition of photooxidation

: oxidation under the influence of radiant energy (such as light)

Other Words from photooxidation

photooxidative \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˈäk-​sə-​ˌdā-​tiv How to pronounce photooxidation (audio) \ adjective
photooxidize \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˈäk-​sə-​ˌdīz How to pronounce photooxidation (audio) \ 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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First Known Use of photooxidation

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Photooxidation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photooxidation. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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photooxidation

noun
pho·​to·​ox·​i·​da·​tion | \ -ˌäk-sə-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce photooxidation (audio) \

Medical Definition of photooxidation

: oxidation under the influence of radiant energy (as light)

Other Words from photooxidation

photooxidative \ -​ˈäk-​sə-​ˌdāt-​iv How to pronounce photooxidation (audio) \ adjective
photooxidize also British photooxidise \ -​ˈäk-​sə-​ˌdīz How to pronounce photooxidation (audio) \ verb photooxidized also British photooxidised; photooxidizing also British photooxidising

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