Oxidative



[ok-si-dey-shuh n] /ɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
the process or result of .
2.
the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it .
/ˌɒksɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.

n.

1791, from French oxidation (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier, noun of action from oxider “oxidize,” from oxide (see oxide).

oxidative ox·i·da·tive (ŏk’sĭ-dā’tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by oxidation.

oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk’sĭ-dā’shən)
n.

oxidation
(ŏk’sĭ-dā’shən)

oxidative adjective

Any chemical reaction in which a material gives up electrons, as when the material combines with oxygen. Burning is an example of rapid oxidation; rusting is an example of slow oxidation. (See combustion and reduction.)

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