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oxidise | oxidised | oxidiser | oxidizable | oxidization | oxidize | oxidized | oxidized ldl cholesterol | oxidizement | oxidizer | oxidizing agent

oxidize

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Verb (usu participle)
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ox=i=dize

CIDE DICTIONARY

oxidizev. t. 
     To combine with oxygen, or subject to the action of oxygen, or of an oxidizing agent.  [1913 Webster]
    " In certain cases to oxidize is identical with to acidify; for, in nearly all cases, the more oxygen a substance contains the more nearly does it approximate to acid qualities; thus, by oxidation many elements, as sulphur, nitrogen, carbon, chromium, manganese, etc., pass into compounds which are acid anhydrides, and thus practically in the acid state."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

oxidize, v. (also -ise)
1 intr. & tr. combine or cause to combine with oxygen.
2 tr. & intr. cover (metal) or (of metal) become covered with a coating of oxide; make or become rusty.
3 intr. & tr. undergo or cause to undergo a loss of electrons.

Idiom
oxidized silver the popular name for silver covered with a dark coat of silver sulphide. oxidizing agent Chem. a substance that brings about oxidation by being reduced and gaining electrons.
Derivative
oxidizable adj. oxidization n. oxidizer n.

THESAURUS

oxidize

acetify, acidify, acidulate, alkalify, alkalize, blaze, blister, borate, brand, burn, burn in, burn off, canker, carbonate, cast, catalyze, cauterize, char, chemical, chlorinate, coal, corrode, crack, cupel, eat, eat away, eat into, electrolyze, erode, ferment, flame, found, gnaw, homopolymerize, hydrate, hydrogenate, hydroxylate, isomerize, nibble away, nitrate, oxidate, parch, pepsinate, peroxidize, phosphatize, polymerize, pyrolyze, reduce, rust, scorch, sear, singe, solder, sulfate, sulfatize, sulfonate, swinge, torrefy, vesicate, vulcanize, weld, work

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