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verb (used with or without object), per·ox·i·dat·ed, per·ox·i·dat·ing. Chemistry.
  1. peroxidize.
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Origin of peroxidate

First recorded in 1855–60; per- + oxidate
Related formsper·ox·i·da·tion, noun
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  1. a type of reaction in which oxygen atoms are formed leading to the production of peroxides. It is stimulated in the body by certain toxins and infections
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