[ aw-tok-si-dey-shuhn ]
/ ɔˌtɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən /
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/ .
Words nearby autoxidation
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British Dictionary definitions for autoxidation
/ (ɔːˌtɒksɪˈdeɪʃən) /
- oxidation by exposure to atmospheric oxygen
- oxidation that will only occur when another oxidation reaction is taking place in the same system
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Medical definitions for autoxidation
[ ô-tŏk′sĭ-dā′shən ]
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