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

transitive + intransitive

: to oxidize again
caused the metal to reoxidize
reoxidation noun
or less commonly re-oxidation
plural reoxidations also re-oxidations
a coating used to prevent reoxidation

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reoxidize was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Reoxidize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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