Definition of oxidize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

oxidize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈɒksɪdaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksɪdaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they oxidize
BrE BrE//ˈɒksɪdaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksɪdaɪz//
 
he / she / it oxidizes
BrE BrE//ˈɒksɪdaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksɪdaɪzɪz//
 
past simple oxidized
BrE BrE//ˈɒksɪdaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksɪdaɪzd//
 
past participle oxidized
BrE BrE//ˈɒksɪdaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksɪdaɪzd//
 
-ing form oxidizing
BrE BrE//ˈɒksɪdaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksɪdaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] oxidize (something) (chemistry) to remove one or more electrons from a substance, or to combine or to make something combine with oxygen, especially when this causes metal to become covered with rust
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oxidize