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autoxidation

[aw-tok-si-dey-shuh n] /ɔˌtɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the oxidation of a compound by exposure to air.
2.
an oxidation reaction in which another substance, in addition to air and the compound being oxidized, must be present.
Also, autooxidation.
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  • Under these conditions, the fuel can undergo autoxidation.
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autoxidation

/ɔːˌtɒksɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(chem)
  1. oxidation by exposure to atmospheric oxygen
  2. oxidation that will only occur when another oxidation reaction is taking place in the same system
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autoxidation in Medicine

autoxidation au·tox·i·da·tion (ô-tŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)
n.
See autooxidation.

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