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

au•tox•i•da•tion

(ɔˌtɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən)

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