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oxidation state

noun, Chemistry
1.
the state of an element or ion in a compound with regard to the electrons gained or lost by the element or ion in the reaction that formed the compound, expressed as a positive or negative number indicating the ionic charge of the element or ion.
Also called oxidation number.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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oxidation state  
See valence.
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