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Related to oxidizable: oxidisable
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·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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