epoxidize

[ e-pok-si-dahyz, ih-pok- ]
/ ɛˈpɒk sɪˌdaɪz, ɪˈpɒk- /

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

to change (a chemical compound) into an epoxide.

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Also especially British, e·pox·i·dise.

Origin of epoxidize

epoxide + -ize, on the model of oxidize

Words nearby epoxidize

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