[ok-si-dahyz] /ˈɒk sɪˌdaɪz/ Chemistry
verb (used with object), oxidized, oxidizing.
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).
verb (used without object), oxidized, oxidizing.
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 undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.
- Oxidized cellulose
oxidized cellulose n. Partially oxidized cellulose in the form of an absorbable gauze used to stanch blood flow during surgical procedures in which ligation is not feasible.
- Oxidized glutathione
oxidized glutathione n. The form of glutathione that acts in cells as a hydrogen acceptor and forms disulfide linkages.
[ok-si-doh-ri-duhk-teys, -teyz] /ˌɒk sɪ doʊ rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -ˌteɪz/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a class of enzymes that act as a catalyst, some of them conjointly, causing the oxidation and reduction of compounds. oxidoreductase ox·i·do·re·duc·tase (ŏk’sĭ-dō-rĭ-dŭk’tās’, -tāz’) n. An enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction.
[ok-seem, -sim] /ˈɒk sim, -sɪm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. any of a group of compounds containing the group >C=NOH, produced by the condensation of ketones or aldehydes with hydroxylamine. /ˈɒksiːm/ noun 1. any of a class of compounds with the general formula RR′NOH, where R is an organic group and R′ is either an organic group […]