verb (used with object), ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing.
verb (used without object), ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing.
Examples from the Web for oxidize
Of course, this causes the nail clippers to oxidize and the water turns rusty, but it boils.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the former case enough air is supplied to oxidize all the fuel with, usually, some excess.The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
The effect is to cause the surface exposed to dentin to oxidize more than tin would do alone; in that there is a benefit.Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth|Henry L. Ambler
This salt melts at a low heat, and excludes the atmosphere, which might oxidize the copper, and obstruct the union of the metals.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
My purpose in slackening my heat as soon as the pig-iron was melted was to oxidize the phosphorus and sulphur ahead of the carbon.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
In charging, the current tends to oxidize the lead of one plate and de-oxidize the other.Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2|Kempster Miller