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oxidation-reduction

[ ok-si-dey-shuhn-ri-duhk-shuhn ]
/ ˌɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən rɪˈdʌk ʃən /
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noun
a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.
adjective
of or relating to such a reaction.
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Also called redox.

Origin of oxidation-reduction

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for oxidation-reduction

oxidation-reduction

noun
  1. a reversible chemical process usually involving the transfer of electrons, in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse reaction is a reduction
  2. Also: redox (as modifier)an oxidation-reduction reaction
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Medical definitions for oxidation-reduction

oxidation-reduction

n.
A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons to another atom or ion.redox
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Scientific definitions for oxidation-reduction

oxidation-reduction

A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons to another atom or ion.
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