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ox·y·gen·ate(ŏk′sĭ-jə-nāt′) also ox·y·gen·ize (-jə-nīz′)
tr.v. ox·y·gen·at·ed, ox·y·gen·at·ing, ox·y·gen·ates also ox·y·gen·ized or ox·y·gen·iz·ing or ox·y·gen·iz·es
To treat, combine, or infuse with oxygen.
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ox•y•gen•ize(ˈɒk sɪ dʒəˌnaɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
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Past participle: oxygenized
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|Verb||1.||oxygenize - change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)|
|2.||oxygenize - dehydrogenate with oxygen|
dehydrogenate - remove hydrogen from
|3.||oxygenize - impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; "oxygenate blood"|
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