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ox·i·dize

 (ŏk′sĭ-dīz′)
v. ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing, ox·i·diz·es
v.tr.
1. To combine with oxygen; make into an oxide.
2. To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.
3. To coat with oxide.
v.intr.
To become oxidized.

ox′i·diz′a·ble adj.
ox′i·di·za′tion (-dĭ-zā′shən) n.

oxidize

(ˈɒksɪˌdaɪz) or

oxidise

vb
1. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with oxygen, as in formation of an oxide
2. (Chemistry) to form or cause to form a layer of metal oxide, as in rusting
3. (Chemistry) to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms
4. (Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a decrease in the number of electrons. Compare reduce12c
ˌoxidiˈzation, ˌoxidiˈsation n

ox•i•dize

(ˈɒk sɪˌdaɪz)

v. -dized, -diz•ing. v.t.
1. to combine chemically with oxygen; convert into an oxide.
2. to cover with a coating of oxide or rust.
3. to increase the valence of (an atom or molecule) by removing electrons. Compare reduce (def. 9c).
v.i.
4. to become oxidized.
[1795–1805]
ox′i•diz`a•ble, adj.
ox′i•diz`er, n.

ox·i·dize

(ŏk′sĭ-dīz′)
To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.

oxidize


Past participle: oxidized
Gerund: oxidizing

Imperative
oxidize
oxidize
Present
I oxidize
you oxidize
he/she/it oxidizes
we oxidize
you oxidize
they oxidize
Preterite
I oxidized
you oxidized
he/she/it oxidized
we oxidized
you oxidized
they oxidized
Present Continuous
I am oxidizing
you are oxidizing
he/she/it is oxidizing
we are oxidizing
you are oxidizing
they are oxidizing
Present Perfect
I have oxidized
you have oxidized
he/she/it has oxidized
we have oxidized
you have oxidized
they have oxidized
Past Continuous
I was oxidizing
you were oxidizing
he/she/it was oxidizing
we were oxidizing
you were oxidizing
they were oxidizing
Past Perfect
I had oxidized
you had oxidized
he/she/it had oxidized
we had oxidized
you had oxidized
they had oxidized
Future
I will oxidize
you will oxidize
he/she/it will oxidize
we will oxidize
you will oxidize
they will oxidize
Future Perfect
I will have oxidized
you will have oxidized
he/she/it will have oxidized
we will have oxidized
you will have oxidized
they will have oxidized
Future Continuous
I will be oxidizing
you will be oxidizing
he/she/it will be oxidizing
we will be oxidizing
you will be oxidizing
they will be oxidizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been oxidizing
you have been oxidizing
he/she/it has been oxidizing
we have been oxidizing
you have been oxidizing
they have been oxidizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been oxidizing
you will have been oxidizing
he/she/it will have been oxidizing
we will have been oxidizing
you will have been oxidizing
they will have been oxidizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been oxidizing
you had been oxidizing
he/she/it had been oxidizing
we had been oxidizing
you had been oxidizing
they had been oxidizing
Conditional
I would oxidize
you would oxidize
he/she/it would oxidize
we would oxidize
you would oxidize
they would oxidize
Past Conditional
I would have oxidized
you would have oxidized
he/she/it would have oxidized
we would have oxidized
you would have oxidized
they would have oxidized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.oxidize - enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide; "This metal oxidizes easily"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
oxidise, oxidize, oxidate - add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
rust - become coated with oxide
2.oxidize - add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
catabolise, catabolize - subject to catabolism
oxidate, oxidize, oxidise - enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide; "This metal oxidizes easily"
rust - become coated with oxide
breathe - reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
deoxidise, deoxidize, reduce - to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
Translations
hapettaahapettua
oxidáloxidálódik

oxidize

[ˈɒksɪdaɪz]
A. VToxidar
B. VIoxidarse

oxidize

[ˈɒksɪdaɪz] oxidise (British) vis'oxyder

oxidize

vtioxidieren

oxidize

[ˈɒksɪˌdaɪz] viossidare

ox·i·dize

v. oxidar, combinar con oxígeno.
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