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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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Eight years ago, when Lindberg reported data suggesting that ozone might be oxidizing elemental mercury in ambient air, "nobody believed me," he recalls.
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The first step entails applying to dark hair an alkalizing composition combined with an aqueous oxidizing agent for an amount of time sufficient to lighten the hair up to or greater than two levels more than the base hair color shade.
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Fuel-fired furnace mixtures should produce a slightly oxidizing flame (a flame with slightly green tips).