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verb (used with or without object), per·ox·i·dized, per·ox·i·diz·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to convert into a peroxide, especially of the highest oxidation potential.
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Also especially British, per·ox·i·dise.

Origin of peroxidize

First recorded in 1820–30; peroxide + -ize
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Historical Examples of peroxidize

  • The filtrate is boiled, to get rid of the excess of gas, and treated with nitric acid, to peroxidize the iron present.

    A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

    Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer