peroxidize

[puh-rok-si-dahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), per·ox·i·dized, per·ox·i·diz·ing. Chemistry.

to convert into a peroxide, especially of the highest oxidation potential.

Nearby words

  1. peroxidase,
  2. peroxidate,
  3. peroxidation,
  4. peroxide,
  5. peroxide blonde,
  6. peroxisome,
  7. peroxy,
  8. peroxy group,
  9. peroxy-,
  10. peroxyacid

Also especially British, per·ox·i·dise.

Origin of peroxidize

First recorded in 1820–30; peroxide + -ize

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