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autoxidation

[ aw-tok-si-dey-shuhn ]
/ 蓴藢t蓲k s瑟藞de瑟 蕛蓹n /
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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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Origin of autoxidation

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British Dictionary definitions for autoxidation

autoxidation
/ (蓴藧藢t蓲ks瑟藞de瑟蕛蓹n) /

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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