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.

Nearby words

  1. epoophoron,
  2. epopee,
  3. epos,
  4. epoxidation,
  5. epoxide,
  6. epoxy,
  7. epoxy group,
  8. epoxy resin,
  9. epoxy resins,
  10. epp

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

Origin of epoxidize

epoxide + -ize, on the model of oxidize

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