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verb (used with or without object), ox·i·dat·ed, ox·i·dat·ing.
  1. to oxidize.
  1. Geochemistry. any of the class of sediments consisting chiefly of oxides of iron or manganese.

Origin of oxidate

First recorded in 1780–90; oxide + -ate1
Related formsnon·ox·i·dat·ing, adjectiveun·ox·i·dat·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • It has become a brown infusible substance, which does not shine in the dark nor oxidate in the air.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

British Dictionary definitions for oxidate


  1. another word for oxidize
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