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deoxidize

[dee-ok-si-dahyz] /diˈɒk sɪˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), deoxidized, deoxidizing. Chemistry
1.
to remove oxygen from, especially by reducing an oxide.
Also, especially British, deoxidise.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; de- + oxidize
Related forms
deoxidization, noun
deoxidizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for de oxidize

deoxidize

/diːˈɒksɪˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive)
  1. to remove oxygen atoms from (a compound, molecule, etc)
  2. another word for deoxygenate
2.
another word for reduce (sense 12)
Derived Forms
deoxidization, deoxidisation, noun
deoxidizer, deoxidiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for de oxidize

deoxidize

v.

1794; see de- + oxidize.

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