[ 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).

Origin of deoxygenate

First recorded in 1790–1800; de- + oxygenate

Related forms

de·ox·y·gen·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deoxygenation

  • On July 18 he wrote, In pursuit of the researches on the deoxygenation of diamond and charcoal.

British Dictionary definitions for deoxygenation


deoxygenize or deoxygenise (diːˈɒksɪdʒɪˌnaɪz)

/ (diːˈɒksɪdʒɪˌneɪt) /


(tr) to remove oxygen from (water, air, etc)

Derived Forms

deoxygenation, noun
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Medicine definitions for deoxygenation


[ dē-ŏk′sə-jə-nāshən ]


The process of removing dissolved oxygen from a liquid, such as water.

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