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Definition of Oxidize


  1. To combine with oxygen, or subject to the action of oxygen, or of an oxidizing agent.
  2. To combine with oxygen or with more oxygen; to add oxygen to; as, to oxidize nitrous acid so as to form nitric acid.
  3. To remove hydrogen from (anything), as by the action of oxygen; as, to oxidize alcohol so as to form aldehyde.
  4. To subject to the action of oxygen or of an oxidizing agent, so as to bring to a higher grade, as an -ous compound to an -ic compound; as, to oxidize mercurous chloride to mercuric chloride.

Oxidize Translations

oxidize in German is oxydieren, rosten
oxidize in Spanish is oxide
oxidize in Swedish is oxidera