deoxygenate

[dee-ok-si-juh-neyt]
verb (used with object), deoxygenated, deoxygenating. Chemistry.
to remove oxygen from (a substance, as blood or water).

Origin:
1790–1800; de- + oxygenate

deoxygenation, noun
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deoxygenate, deoxygenize or deoxygenise (diːˈɒksɪdʒɪˌneɪt, diːˈɒksɪdʒɪˌnaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to remove oxygen from (water, air, etc)
 
deoxygenize, deoxygenize or deoxygenise
 
vb
 
deoxygenise, deoxygenize or deoxygenise
 
vb
 
deoxygen'ation, deoxygenize or deoxygenise
 
n

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Reagent grade sodium sulfite and cobalt chloride were used to deoxygenate the water.
The sodium sulfite solution is then added to deoxygenate the water.
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