Examples from the Web for oxidation
Unlike metals like iron, which rusts and corrodes dramatically, chromium remains stable after oxidation and subsequent burial.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.|Matthew R. Francis|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A touch of solder will prevent trouble from oxidation, after the adhesive tape has been wrapped on.Electric Gas Lighting|Norman H. Schneider
Under ordinary conditions the oxidation will be completed in a month.
Oxidation may, however, be further prevented by passing some deoxidizing or neutral gas into the mould.
During the oxidation of the alcohol of vegetable solutions, some of the other organic matters present also suffer change.
In oxidation the oxygen that enters into combination is not sufficient to form an acid.Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth|Henry L. Ambler
British Dictionary definitions for oxidation
- the act or process of oxidizing
- (as modifier)an oxidation state; an oxidation potential
Derived Formsoxidational, adjectiveoxidative, adjective
Medicine definitions for oxidation
Science definitions for oxidation
Related formsoxidative adjective
Culture definitions for oxidation
Any chemical reaction in which a material gives up electrons, as when the material combines with oxygen. Burning is an example of rapid oxidation; rusting is an example of slow oxidation. (See combustion and reduction.)