|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|
oxidize ox·i·dize (ŏk'sĭ-dīz')
v. ox·i·dized, ox·i·diz·ing, ox·i·diz·es
To combine with oxygen; change into an oxide.
To increase the positive charge or valence of an element by removing electrons.
|oxidize (ŏk'sĭ-dīz') Pronunciation Key
To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.