- to treat, combine, or enrich with oxygen: to oxygenate the blood.
Origin of oxygenate
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Examples from the Web for oxygenation
A moment of silence for all those microbes who died in the oxygenation of Earth's atmosphere.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.
Matthew R. Francis
November 2, 2014
So as they cool the plant down, the rate of oxygenation will also go down.Japan Nuclear Crisis: What Is a Full Meltdown?
March 15, 2011
Oxygenation is, however, at the present day practically obsolete.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
The simultaneous formation of aldehyd during the oxygenation of19 that already formed, may be detected by its odour.
When exposed to air, a very few minutes only were required for the oxygenation of the bases of the earths.The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 1 (of 2)
John Ayrton Paris
Cleveland removed the protozoa from the cockroach (possibly Periplaneta americana) by oxygenation at 3.5 atmospheres.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
To this degree of oxygenation, we have afterwards, in the course of this work, given the generical name of oxyd.Elements of Chemistry,
oxygenize or oxygenise
- to enrich or be enriched with oxygento oxygenate blood
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- The addition of oxygen to a chemical substance or physical system.
- To treat, combine, or infuse with oxygen.
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- To combine or mix with oxygen, as in a physical, chemical, or biological system. Blood is oxygenated in the lungs.
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