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oxidation

[ok-si-dey-shuh n] /ɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən/
noun, Chemistry
1.
the process or result of oxidizing.
2.
the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes.
Also, oxidization
[ok-si-duh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɒk sɪ dəˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; oxide + -ation
Related forms
oxidational, oxidative, adjective
nonoxidation, noun
nonoxidative, adjective
nonoxidization, noun
overoxidization, noun
reoxidation, noun
self-oxidation, noun
unoxidative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oxidative

oxidation

/ˌɒksɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
  1. the act or process of oxidizing
  2. (as modifier) an oxidation state, an oxidation potential
Derived Forms
oxidational, adjective
oxidative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for oxidative

oxidation

n.

1791, from French oxidation (1787), coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier, noun of action from oxider "oxidize," from oxide (see oxide).

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oxidative in Medicine

oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)
n.

  1. The combination of a substance with oxygen.

  2. A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.

oxidative ox·i·da·tive (ŏk'sĭ-dā'tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by oxidation.

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oxidative in Science
oxidation
  (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)   
  1. The chemical combination of a substance with oxygen.

  2. A chemical reaction in which an atom or ion loses electrons, thus undergoing an increase in valence. Removing an electron from an iron atom having a valence of +2 changes the valence to +3. Compare reduction.


oxidative adjective
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oxidative in Culture

oxidation definition


Any chemical reaction in which a material gives up electrons, as when the material combines with oxygen. Burning is an example of rapid oxidation; rusting is an example of slow oxidation. (See combustion and reduction.)

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