Translation of "oxidize" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb UK usually oxidise uk /ˈɒk.sɪ.daɪz/ us /ˈɑːk.sə.daɪz/

If a substance oxidizes, it combines with oxygen and loses hydrogen to form another substance, and if something oxidizes a substance, it causes it to do this. (of a substance) to combine with oxygen and lose hydrogen to form another substance, or to cause a substance to do this

Iron oxidizes to form rust.
When you heat fat, it oxidizes easily.
oxidization noun [ no plural ] UK usually oxidisation uk /ˌɒk.sɪ.daɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɑːk.sə.dəˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US usually oxidation

(Translation of “oxidize” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈoksiˌdaiz/

(chemistry) to combine with oxygen or to cause something to combine with oxygen

Elemental sodium does not occur naturally on Earth because it quickly oxidizes in air and is violently reactive with water.
oxidation noun ( oxidization, also oxidisation (British))

Rust is a natural process of oxidation on metal.

(Translation of “oxidize” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)