autoxidation

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autoxidation

(ɔːˌtɒksɪˈdeɪʃən)
n
(Chemistry) chem
a. oxidation by exposure to atmospheric oxygen
b. oxidation that will only occur when another oxidation reaction is taking place in the same system
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au•tox•i•da•tion

(ɔˌtɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən)

n.
the oxidation of a compound by exposure to air.
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