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Definition of oxidize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

oxidize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɑksəˌdaɪz//
 
[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
NAmE//ˌɑksəˈdeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] compare reduce, reduction
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