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oxidate

Verb

1 enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide; "This metal oxidizes easily" [syn: oxidise, oxidize]
2 add oxygen to or combine with oxygen [syn: oxidize, oxidise] [ant: deoxidize, deoxidize]

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English

Verb

  1. to oxidize

Noun

  1. an oxide

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