deoxidize

[ dee-ok-si-dahyz ]
/ diˈɒk sɪˌdaɪz /

verb (used with object), de·ox·i·dized, de·ox·i·diz·ing.Chemistry.

to remove oxygen from, especially by reducing an oxide.

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Also especially British, de·ox·i·dise .

Origin of deoxidize

First recorded in 1760–70; de- + oxidize

OTHER WORDS FROM deoxidize

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

deoxidize

deoxidise

/ (diːˈɒksɪˌdaɪz) /

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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