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One entry found for oxidize.
Main Entry: ox·i·dize
Variant(s): also British ox·i·dise /primarystressäk-sschwa-secondarystressdimacrz/
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -dized also British -dised; -diz·ing also British -dis·ing
transitive verb
1 : to combine with oxygen
2 : to dehydrogenate especially by the action of oxygen
3 : to change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence : remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
intransitive verb : to become oxidized
- ox·i·diz·able /-secondarystressdimacr-zschwa-bschwal/ adjective

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