oxidize

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Plain form
oxidize

Third-person singular
oxidizes

Past tense
oxidized

Past participle
oxidized

Present participle
oxidizing

  1. (chemistry); (transitive) If you oxidize something, you mix it with oxygen or make it into an oxide.
  2. (chemistry) If you oxidize something, you increase the valence of a chemical element by removing electrons from it.
  3. If you oxidize something, you cover it with an oxide.

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