oxidize

Definitions:

  • To combine with oxygen; make into an oxide.
  • To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.
  • To coat with oxide.
  • To become oxidized.
  • To cause to combine with oxygen; effect oxidation of.
  • To take up oxygen; combine with oxygen.
  • To combine with oxygen or with more oxygen; to add oxygen to.
  • To remove hydrogen from (anything), as by the action of oxygen.
  • To subject to the action of oxygen or of an oxidizing agent, so as to bring to a higher grade, as an <ex>-ous</ex> compound to an <ex>-ic</ex> compound.
  • To <xref>combine</xref> with <xref>oxygen</xref> or <xref>otherwise</xref> make an <xref>oxide</xref>.
  • To <xref>increase</xref> the <xref>valence</xref> (or the <xref>positive</xref> <xref>charge</xref>) of an <xref>element</xref> by <xref>removing</xref> <xref>electrons</xref>.
  • To <xref>coat</xref> something with an <xref>oxide</xref>.
  • To become oxidized.
  • enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
  • add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
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