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[dee-ok-si-juh-neyt] /diˈɒk sɪ dʒəˌneɪt/
verb (used with object), deoxygenated, deoxygenating. Chemistry.
to remove oxygen from (a substance, as blood or water).
Origin of deoxygenate
First recorded in 1790-1800; de- + oxygenate
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deoxygenation, noun Unabridged
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  • On July 18 he wrote, In pursuit of the researches on the deoxygenation of diamond and charcoal.

    The Royal Institution Bence Jones
British Dictionary definitions for deoxygenation


(transitive) to remove oxygen from (water, air, etc)
Derived Forms
deoxygenation, noun
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deoxygenation in Medicine

deoxygenation de·ox·y·gen·a·tion (dē-ŏk'sə-jə-nā'shən)
The process of removing dissolved oxygen from a liquid, such as water.

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