verb (used with or without object), ox·i·dat·ed, ox·i·dat·ing.


Geochemistry. any of the class of sediments consisting chiefly of oxides of iron or manganese.

Origin of oxidate

First recorded in 1780–90; oxide + -ate1
Related formsnon·ox·i·dat·ing, adjectiveun·ox·i·dat·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples of oxidate

  • It has become a brown infusible substance, which does not shine in the dark nor oxidate in the air.

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

British Dictionary definitions for oxidate



another word for oxidize
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