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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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Adj.1.oxidized - combined with or having undergone a chemical reaction with oxygen; "the oxidized form of iodine"
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Anybody who could invent a new imitation had been sure of a fortune from old Durham, said Jurgis' informant; but it was hard to think of anything new in a place where so many sharp wits had been at work for so long; where men welcomed tuberculosis in the cattle they were feeding, because it made them fatten more quickly; and where they bought up all the old rancid butter left over in the grocery stores of a continent, and "oxidized" it by a forced-air process, to take away the odor, rechurned it with skim milk, and sold it in bricks in the cities!
He wore a low-crowned, narrow-brimmed straw hat, with a broad blue ribbon around it which had a white anchor embroidered on it in front; nobby short-tailed coat, pantaloons, vest, all trim and neat and up with the fashion; red-striped stockings, very low-quarter patent-leather shoes, tied with black ribbon; blue ribbon around his neck, wide-open collar; tiny diamond studs; wrinkleless kids; projecting cuffs, fastened with large oxidized silver sleeve-buttons, bearing the device of a dog's face--English pug.
Keep in mind that, first, oxidation of dietary fat is part of normal metabolic homeostasis, secondly, no study has ever shown that consumption of oxidized fish oils is harmful and, thirdly, that the omega-3 oils consumed around the world are generally nowhere near rancid anyway!
Research carried out when lubricating with oxidized sunflower oil under boundary lubrication conditions has shown that the increasing amount of hydroperoxides reduces reduction properties of oil wear (Fox, Stachowiak 2003).
More-recent studies have indicated that this inflammation is driven by adaptive immune responses against modified self antigens (such as oxidized LDL) that have been trapped in the artery wall.
Electrolysis is a water treatment process that produces a reduced or alkaline (high-pH) water and an oxidized or acidic (low-pH) water.
Virtually all organic compounds dissolved in water can be oxidized with high efficiency.
The method includes contacting the oxidized carbon nanotube-containing material with functional groups to form functionalized carbon nanotube-containing material.
United States Patent 7,422,864, entitled Method for Measuring Oxidized LDL-CRP Complex and Measurement Kit, describes the binding of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) with C-reactive protein (CRP) resulting in oxLDL/CRP (CRP-AtherOx) complex formation, and the immunoassay method for measuring these complexes in blood.
This report researches the worldwide Oxidized PAN Fiber market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, China and Japan.