|oxidize or oxidise (ˈɒksɪˌdaɪz)|
|1.||to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction with oxygen, as in formation of an oxide|
|2.||to form or cause to form a layer of metal oxide, as in rusting|
|3.||to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms|
|4.||Compare reduce to undergo or cause to undergo a decrease in the number of electrons|
|oxidise or oxidise|
|oxidi'zation or oxidise|
|oxidi'sation or oxidise|
oxidation ox·i·da·tion (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən)
The combination of a substance with oxygen.
A reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and the valence of the element is correspondingly increased.
|oxidation (ŏk'sĭ-dā'shən) Pronunciation Key