Meaning of “oxidative” in the English Dictionary

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"oxidative" in British English

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oxidativeadjective

uk /ɒkˈsɪd.ə.tɪv/ us /ˈɑːk.sɪˌdeɪ.t̬ɪv/ specialized

An oxidative chemical reaction adds oxygen to the tissues of the body:

oxidative damage
Stress cardiomyopathy is associated with increased oxidative stress.

(Definition of “oxidative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)