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v. ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing, ox·i·diz·es
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.
To become oxidized.

ox′i·diz′a·ble adj.
ox′i·di·za′tion (-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(Elements & Compounds) able to be oxidized
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Adj.1.oxidizable - capable of undergoing a chemical reaction with oxygen
reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
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TAED, a bleach precursor is used on a large scale in detergents as it produces peracetic acid, a powerful stain remover for oxidizable stains, also killing bacteria, spores, and viruses.
In general, the oxidizable C fractions show that management systems favoring frequent additions of organic residues to the soil tend to have a higher C proportion in the labile fraction compared to the recalcitrant fraction (CHAN et al., 2001; BATISTA et al.
Barreto PAB, Gama-Rodrigues EF, Gama-Rodrigues AC, Fontes AG, Polidro JC, Moco MKS, Machado RCR, Baligar VC (2011) Distribution of oxidizable organic C fractions in soils under cacao agroforestry systems in Southern Bahia, Brazil.
Electrodes modified with poly(4-aminophenol) present two oxidizable groups (--N[H.sub.2] and --OH) [20].
Soil samples were taken from an A horizon of a Haplic Arenosol [52], which is a granitic, sandy textured soil, poor in organic matter (1.3% oxidizable carbon and 21.5 C/N ratio), with low water holding capacity and cation exchange and pH 5.9.
The presence of oxidizable fat in the liver leads to peroxidation [34], and atorvastatin helps in reducing the fat contents consequently diminishing ROS production.
Most of the Cu in top soil resides in the oxidizable fraction (F4), generally associated with organic matter.
The speciation (exchangeable, carbonate, deoxidize, oxidizable, and silicate) of Cu, Pb, and Zn was obtained by Tessier et al.
These and other highly oxidizing initial products of this indirect photochemical reaction go on to attack oxidizable contaminants.
The range of oxidizable substrates is broad and includes pentachlorophenol, 2,6-dimethoxyphenol aromatic amines and other easily oxidizable aromatic compounds, as well as azo dyes (10, 11).