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oxidize

[ok-si-dahyz]Chemistry
verb (used with object), ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing.
  1. to convert (an element) into an oxide; combine with oxygen.
  2. to cover with a coating of oxide or rust.
  3. to take away hydrogen, as by the action of oxygen; add oxygen or any nonmetal.
  4. to remove electrons from (an atom or molecule), thereby increasing the valence.Compare reduce(def 12).
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verb (used without object), ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing.
  1. to become oxidized.
  2. (especially of white wine) to lose freshness after prolonged exposure to air and often to darken in color.
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Also especially British, ox·i·dise.

Origin of oxidize

First recorded in 1795–1805; oxide + -ize
Related formsox·i·diz·a·ble, ox·i·da·ble [ok-si-duh-buh l] /ˈɒk sɪ də bəl/, adjectiveox·i·diz·a·bil·i·ty, nounan·ti·ox·i·diz·ing, adjectivehalf-ox·i·dized, adjectivenon·ox·i·diz·a·ble, adjectivenon·ox·i·diz·ing, adjectiveo·ver·ox·i·dize, verb o·ver·ox·i·dized, o·ver·ox·i·diz·ing.re·ox·i·dize, verb, re·ox·i·dized, re·ox·i·diz·ing.un·der·ox·i·dize, verb (used with object), un·der·ox·i·dized, un·der·ox·i·diz·ing.un·ox·i·diz·a·ble, adjectiveun·ox·i·dized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unoxidized

Historical Examples of unoxidized

  • The unoxidized minute traces of sugar signified imperfect combustion.

    Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex

    Samuel Leopold Schenk

  • Deeper down in the earth comes the unoxidized zone which continues indefinitely.

    An African Adventure

    Isaac F. Marcosson

  • It is only the unoxidized pale greenish stuff that can act as the dye, the dark brown itself has no affinity for the wool.

    Vegetable Dyes

    Ethel M. Mairet

  • In calculating the available energy, correction is made for the unoxidized residue, as urea and allied forms.


British Dictionary definitions for unoxidized

oxidize

oxidise

verb
  1. to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with oxygen, as in formation of an oxide
  2. to form or cause to form a layer of metal oxide, as in rusting
  3. to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms
  4. to undergo or cause to undergo a decrease in the number of electronsCompare reduce (def. 12c)
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Derived Formsoxidization or oxidisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for unoxidized

oxidize

v.

1802 (implied in oxidizable), from oxide + -ize. Related: Oxidized; oxidizing; oxidization.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

unoxidized in Medicine

oxidize

(ŏksĭ-dīz′)
v.
  1. To combine with oxygen; change into an oxide.
  2. To increase the positive charge or valence of an element by removing electrons.
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unoxidized in Science

oxidize

[ŏksĭ-dīz′]
  1. To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.
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