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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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