deoxygenate

[ dee-ok-si-juh-neyt ]
/ diˈɒk sɪ dʒəˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), de·ox·y·gen·at·ed, de·ox·y·gen·at·ing. Chemistry.

to remove oxygen from (a substance, as blood or water).

Nearby words

  1. deoxyadenylic acid,
  2. deoxycholic acid,
  3. deoxycorticosterone,
  4. deoxycytidine,
  5. deoxycytidylic acid,
  6. deoxygenation,
  7. deoxygenize,
  8. deoxyguanosine,
  9. deoxyguanylic acid,
  10. deoxyhemoglobin

Origin of deoxygenate

First recorded in 1790–1800; de- + oxygenate

Related formsde·ox·y·gen·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deoxygenated

deoxygenate

deoxygenize or deoxygenise (diːˈɒksɪdʒɪˌnaɪz)

/ (diːˈɒksɪdʒɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to remove oxygen from (water, air, etc)
Derived Formsdeoxygenation, noun

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