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[ok-si-dey-shuh n] /ɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/

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


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

oxidation ox·i·da·tion (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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