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Verb (usu participle)


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]


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.

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.
oxidizable adj. oxidization n. oxidizer n.



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