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Definition of oxidize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] oxidize (something) (chemistry)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they oxidize
he / she / it oxidizes
past simple oxidized
-ing form oxidizing
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to remove one or more electron from a substance, or to combine or to make something combine with oxygen, especially when this causes metal to become covered with rust
noun [uncountable] compare reduce, reduction
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: oxidize