redox

adjective

re·​dox ˈrē-ˌdäks How to pronounce redox (audio)
: of or relating to oxidation-reduction

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The coveted metal is used in redox-flow batteries, which store excess charge from intermittent sources like solar and wind and feed it back to the grid. William Ralston, Wired, 16 Dec. 2021 What if bacteria buried in the mud were completing the redox reaction by somehow bypassing the oxygen-poor layers? Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 19 Aug. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

reduction + oxidation

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redox was in 1928

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“Redox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redox. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

redox

1 of 2 adjective
re·​dox ˈrē-ˌdäks How to pronounce redox (audio)
: of or relating to oxidation-reduction

redox

2 of 2 noun
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