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deoxidize

[ dee-ok-si-dahyz ]
/ di藞蓲k s瑟藢da瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路ox路i路dized, de路ox路i路diz路ing.Chemistry.
to remove oxygen from, especially by reducing an oxide.
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Also especially British, de路ox路i路dise .

Origin of deoxidize

First recorded in 1760鈥70; de- + oxidize

OTHER WORDS FROM deoxidize

de路ox路i路di路za路tion, nounde路ox路i路diz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deoxidize

deoxidize

deoxidise

/ (di藧藞蓲ks瑟藢da瑟z) /

verb
(tr)
  1. to remove oxygen atoms from (a compound, molecule, etc)
  2. another word for deoxygenate
another word for reduce (def. 12)

Derived forms of deoxidize

deoxidization or deoxidisation, noundeoxidizer or deoxidiser, noun
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