autoxidation

[ aw-tok-si-dey-shuhn ]
/ ɔˌtɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən /

noun Chemistry.

the oxidation of a compound by exposure to air.
an oxidation reaction in which another substance, in addition to air and the compound being oxidized, must be present.

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Also au·to·ox·i·da·tion [aw-toh-ok-si-dey-shuhn] /ˈɔ toʊˌɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/ .

Origin of autoxidation

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British Dictionary definitions for autoxidation

autoxidation
/ (ɔːˌtɒksɪˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

chem
  1. oxidation by exposure to atmospheric oxygen
  2. oxidation that will only occur when another oxidation reaction is taking place in the same system
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Medical definitions for autoxidation

autoxidation
[ ô-tŏk′sĭ-dāshən ]

n.

autooxidation
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