Oxidise



[ok-si-dahyz] /ˈɒk sɪˌdaɪz/ Chemistry

verb (used with object), oxidized, oxidizing.
1.
to convert (an element) into an ; combine with oxygen.
2.
to cover with a coating of or rust.
3.
to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal.
4.
to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the valence.
Compare (def 12).
verb (used without object), oxidized, oxidizing.
5.
to become oxidized.
6.
(especially of white wine) to lose freshness after prolonged exposure to air and often to darken in color.
/ˈɒksɪˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with oxygen, as in formation of an oxide
2.
to form or cause to form a layer of metal oxide, as in rusting
3.
to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms
4.
to undergo or cause to undergo a decrease in the number of electrons Compare reduce (sense 12c)
v.

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

oxidize
(ŏk’sĭ-dīz’)
To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.

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