[ ok-si-dey-shuhn ]
/ ɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən /
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Also ox·i·di·za·tion [ok-si-duh-zey-shuhn]. /ˌɒk sɪ dəˈzeɪ ʃən/.
OTHER WORDS FROM oxidation
ox·i·da·tion·al, ox·i·da·tive, adjectivenon·ox·i·da·tion, nounnon·ox·i·da·tive, adjectivenon·ox·i·di·za·tion, noun
o·ver·ox·i·di·za·tion, nounre·ox·i·da·tion, nounself-ox·i·da·tion, nounun·ox·i·da·tive, adjective
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How to use oxidation in a sentence
This last phenomenon is very likely connected with a greater consumption of hmoglobin, the substance being used up by oxidization.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
There is no corrosion, oxidization or other form of deterioration.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Straightway, oxidization works upon the product: the indigo is reformed, insoluble and blue.The Life of the Fly|J. Henri Fabre
The process is to all intents the same as the more rapid oxidization, under great heat, of coal in a steam-engine.Parallel Paths|Thomas William Rolleston
The continual oxidization and flow-off of the lead alters the respective proportions of the metals in the cupel.The Silversmith's Handbook|George E. Gee
British Dictionary definitions for oxidation
/ (ˌɒksɪˈdeɪʃən) /
- the act or process of oxidizing
- (as modifier)an oxidation state; an oxidation potential
Derived forms of oxidationoxidational, adjectiveoxidative, adjective
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Scientific definitions for oxidation
[ ŏk′sĭ-dā′shən ]
The chemical combination of a substance with oxygen.
A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons, thus undergoing an increase in valence. Removing an electron from an iron atom having a valence of +2 changes the valence to +3. Compare reduction.
Other words from oxidationoxidative adjective
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Cultural 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.)
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