autoxidation

[ aw-tok-si-dey-shuh n ]
/ 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.

Nearby words

  1. autotune,
  2. autotype,
  3. autovaccination,
  4. autowinder,
  5. autoworker,
  6. autoxidation-reduction,
  7. autres temps, autres mœurs,
  8. autry,
  9. autry, gene,
  10. autumn


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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Medicine definitions for autoxidation

autoxidation

[ ô-tŏk′sĭ-dāshən ]

n.

autooxidation

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