reoxidize

verb
re·​ox·​i·​dize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈäk-sə-ˌdīz How to pronounce reoxidize (audio) \
variants: or less commonly re-oxidize
reoxidized also re-oxidized; reoxidizing also re-oxidizing

Definition of reoxidize

transitive + intransitive

: to oxidize again caused the metal to reoxidize

Other Words from reoxidize

reoxidation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌäk-​sə-​ˈdā-​shən How to pronounce reoxidize (audio) \ or less commonly re-oxidation noun, plural reoxidations also re-oxidations
a coating used to prevent reoxidation

First Known Use of reoxidize

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Reoxidize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reoxidize. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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