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oxidation-reduction

[ok-si-dey-shuh n-ri-duhk-shuh n] /ˌɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən rɪˈdʌk ʃən/
noun
1.
a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.
adjective
2.
of or relating to such a reaction.
Also called redox.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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oxidation-reduction

noun
1.
  1. a reversible chemical process usually involving the transfer of electrons, in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse reaction is a reduction
  2. Also redox. (as modifier): an oxidation-reduction reaction
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oxidation-reduction n.
A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons to another atom or ion. Also called redox.

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oxidation-reduction  
A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons to another atom or ion.
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