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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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Noun1.oxidization - the process of oxidizingoxidization - the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
calcination - the conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
combustion, burning - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
nitrification - the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
rusting, rust - the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
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MMDS can be oxidized to form a cathode/electrolyte interphase layer that helps to prevent carbonate solvents from ongoing oxidization, thereby enhancing graphite battery's cycling performance.
Meanwhile, oxidization of unsaturated fatty acids is also responsible for bitter and beany off-flavors, which can curtail growth of soy grits in the global soy grit market.
These conditions help to solidify the particles and make them more resistant to oxidization processes in the atmosphere.
Leaving dirt and salt on your car speeds the process of oxidization, which corrodes the metal and may affect the resale value of your vehicle.
The problem that needs to be overcome to effectively store paint, is that of oxidization. Once you open an airtight paint can, oxidization is unavoidable.
The investigators then analysed the blood samples for metabolites, products of chemical reactions involved in digestion, such as the breakdown and oxidization of food molecules, as well as in other metabolic processes in cells and organs.
According to a research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and can prevent the oxidization of cholesterol in the body.
According to the supplier, Oxi Out can be used to help prevent premature aging and to bottle wine with less sulfur dioxide by reducing the risk of oxidization. Oxygen is removed by a nitrogen or carbon dioxide current, vacuum or combination of both.
All external surface of the chute should have an application of a special fire retardant paint of two millimetres thick to eliminate sound and leakage and to prevent oxidization.
They found it was sometime between 540 and 420 million years ago that iron in the undersea volcanic rocks first showed signs of oxidization.
The city of Karachi estimated to be a dwelling of around 30 million people have three major water filtration and oxidization plants and, ironically, none are working and since when no one knows.