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ox·i·dize

also Brit  ox*i*dise  vb-dized  also Brit  -dised  -diz*ing  also Brit  -dis*ing vt  1  :  to combine with oxygen  2  :  to dehydrogenate esp. 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) vi  :  to become oxidized ox*i*diz*able adj 
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  ox·i·dase 

 
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