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oxidize

 [ok´sĭ-dīz]
to cause to combine with oxygen or to remove hydrogen.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ox·i·dize

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

(ok'si-dīz)
To combine or cause an element or radical to combine with oxygen or to lose electrons.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Although fluxes offer several special purpose applications, the propensity for aluminum to oxidize is the main reason fluxes are used.
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This pool of energetic molecules is now available to diffuse away and oxidize any susceptible molecule it encounters.
Superoxide can either oxidize or reduce (donate an electron to) another molecule, and can create hydrogen peroxide.