EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chemistry the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes.
ox·i·di·za·tion [ok-si-d uh- zey-sh uh n] /ˌɒk sɪ dəˈzeɪ ʃən/
Origin of oxidation
First recorded in
-ation Related forms ox·i·da·tion·al, ox·i·da·tive, adjective non·ox·i·da·tion, noun non·ox·i·da·tive, adjective non·ox·i·di·za·tion, noun o·ver·ox·i·di·za·tion, noun re·ox·i·da·tion, noun self-ox·i·da·tion, noun un·ox·i·da·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for reoxidation Historical Examples of reoxidation British Dictionary definitions for reoxidation noun the act or process of oxidizing ( as modifier) an oxidation state; an oxidation potential Derived Forms oxidational, adjective oxidative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for reoxidation n.
1791, from French
oxidation (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier, noun of action from oxider "oxidize," from oxide (see oxide).
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n. The combination of a substance with oxygen. A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.
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The chemical combination of a substance with oxygen. A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons, thus undergoing an increase in valence. Removing an electron from an iron atom having a valence of +2 changes the valence to +3. Compare reduction. Related forms oxidative adjective
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