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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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If run hot, and in contact with air, the fluid can severely oxidize.
This process, which is designed to oxidize approximately 20 percent of the sulphides, selectively extracts zinc and copper into solution and partially oxidizes precious metal-bearing sulphides, leaving most of the barren pyrite in the concentrate un-oxidized.
In the first step, one of the POMs oxidizes lignin, making it soluble in the water.
Magnesium, a common alloying element in aluminum that also oxidizes rapidly, forms magnesium oxide.