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verb (used with object), de·ox·y·gen·at·ed, de·ox·y·gen·at·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to remove oxygen from (a substance, as blood or water).
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Origin of deoxygenate

First recorded in 1790–1800; de- + oxygenate
Related formsde·ox·y·gen·a·tion, noun
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Historical Examples

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

    The Royal Institution

    Bence Jones

British Dictionary definitions for deoxygenation


deoxygenize or deoxygenise (diːˈɒksɪdʒɪˌnaɪz)

  1. (tr) to remove oxygen from (water, air, etc)
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Derived Formsdeoxygenation, noun
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deoxygenation in Medicine


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