to convert (an element) into an ; combine with oxygen.
to cover with a coating of or rust.
to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal.
to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the valence.
Compare (def 12).
to become oxidized.
(especially of white wine) to lose freshness after prolonged exposure to air and often to darken in color.
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with oxygen, as in formation of an oxide
to form or cause to form a layer of metal oxide, as in rusting
to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms
to undergo or cause to undergo a decrease in the number of electrons Compare reduce (sense 12c)
1802 (implied in oxidizable), from oxide + -ize. Related: Oxidized; oxidizing; oxidization.
oxidize ox·i·dize (ŏk’sĭ-dīz’)
v. ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing, ox·i·diz·es
To combine with oxygen; change into an oxide.
To increase the positive charge or valence of an element by removing electrons.
To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.
a person who believes in or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind. a person whose personal belief in causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service. Compare . . Historical Examples Fascism also transports this anti-pacifist spirit into the life of individuals. Readings on Fascism and National Socialism […]
the office, dignity, or jurisdiction of the pope. the system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head. the period during which a certain pope is in office. the succession or line of the popes. Contemporary Examples Recently released transcripts from that private meeting shed light on the power of […]
of or relating to the or the papacy: a papal visit to Canada. of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church. Contemporary Examples “The pope is a discreet person,” said papal spokesman Federico Lombardi on Tuesday. Benedict Could Be a Backseat Pope Barbie Latza Nadeau February 11, 2013 But in that sense, Burke said, the […]
Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria. adjective able to cause or produce disease: pathogenic bacteria adj. “producing disease,” 1836, from French pathogénique, from Greek pathos “disease” (see pathos) + French -génique “producing” (see -gen). Related: Pathogenetic (1838); pathogenicity. pathogenic path·o·gen·ic (pāth’ə-jěn’ĭk) or path·o·ge·net·ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj. Having the capability to cause disease. Producing disease. Relating […]