- to become oxidized.
- (especially of white wine) to lose freshness after prolonged exposure to air and often to darken in color.
Also especially British, ox·i·dise.
Origin of oxidize
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Examples from the Web for oxidised
The oxidised balsam is then washed, first with warm then with cold water, till the washings cease to have an acid reaction.
Energy developed by one gramme, or one ounce of the following substances, when oxidised in the body.
The printed goods are oxidised, then passed through warm or faintly alkaline water, whereby the blue colour is developed.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
We also found small shapeless pieces of oxidised metal, brass or copper.Southern Arabia
Raw linseed oil is matured and oxidised until its consistency is considerably reduced.Practical Lithography
- to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with oxygen, as in formation of an oxide
- to form or cause to form a layer of metal oxide, as in rusting
- to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms
- to undergo or cause to undergo a decrease in the number of electronsCompare reduce (def. 12c)
Word Origin and History for oxidised
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To combine with oxygen; change into an oxide.
- To increase the positive charge or valence of an element by removing electrons.
- To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.
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