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oxidize

 [ok´sĭ-dīz]
to cause to combine with oxygen or to remove hydrogen.

ox·i·dize

(ok'si-dīz),
To combine or cause an element or radical to combine with oxygen or to lose electrons.

oxidize

/ox·i·dize/ (ok´sĭ-dīz) to cause to combine with oxygen or to remove hydrogen.

oxidize

[ok′sidīz]
Etymology: Gk, oxys,sharp, genein, to produce, izein, to cause
(of an element or compound) to combine or cause to combine with oxygen, to remove hydrogen, or to increase the valence of an element through the loss of electrons. oxidation, n., oxidizing, adj.

ox·i·dize

(ok'si-dīz)
To combine or cause an element or radical to combine with oxygen or to lose electrons.

oxidize

to cause to combine with oxygen or to remove hydrogen.
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A spray of sodium carbonate, bicarbonate, and trace amounts of one of the iron-ligand catalysts, followed by a spray of the oxidizing agent tertiary butyl hydroperoxide, killed all spores in tests with the bacterium Bacillus atrophaeus, the scientists reported in Pittsburgh last month at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual meeting (see http://www.
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Application: Oxidizing biocides may outperform organic biocides in controlling biological growth and product odor.
However, oxidizing chemicals at low concentrations do not work well in the presence of dissolved organic materials.
But a new interpretation of Viking measurements indicates that the Martian soils contained highly oxidizing compounds, which could present extremely harsh conditions for life.
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