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oxidation

[ok-si-dey-shuh n] /ɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
the process or result of oxidizing.
2.
the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes.
Also, oxidization
[ok-si-duh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɒk sɪ dəˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of oxidation
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; oxide + -ation
Related forms
oxidational, oxidative, adjective
nonoxidation, noun
nonoxidative, adjective
nonoxidization, noun
overoxidization, noun
reoxidation, noun
self-oxidation, noun
unoxidative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-oxidative

oxidation

/ˌɒksɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
  1. the act or process of oxidizing
  2. (as modifier): an oxidation state, an oxidation potential
Derived Forms
oxidational, adjective
oxidative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for non-oxidative

oxidation

n.

1791, from French oxidation (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier, noun of action from oxider "oxidize," from oxide (see oxide).

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non-oxidative in Medicine

oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)
n.

  1. The combination of a substance with oxygen.

  2. A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.

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non-oxidative in Science
oxidation
  (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)   
  1. The chemical combination of a substance with oxygen.

  2. A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons, thus undergoing an increase in valence. Removing an electron from an iron atom having a valence of +2 changes the valence to +3. Compare reduction.


oxidative adjective
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non-oxidative in Culture

oxidation definition


Any chemical reaction in which a material gives up electrons, as when the material combines with oxygen. Burning is an example of rapid oxidation; rusting is an example of slow oxidation. (See combustion and reduction.)

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