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oxidize

ox·i·dize

oxidize

 
pronunciation:
ak sih daIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: oxidized, oxidizes, oxidizing
definition 1: to combine with oxygen, as in burning or rusting.
definition 2: to remove hydrogen from while adding oxygen or any nonmetal to.
definition 3: to increase the positive charge or the valence of (an element) by removing electrons.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become oxidized.
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