• To remove oxygen from (a compound); reduce.
  • To deoxidate. Also spelled <em>deoxidise, deoxydize.</em>
  • To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide.
  • (<xref>chemistry</xref>) To remove <xref>oxygen</xref> from.
  • to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
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