Meaning of “oxidize” in the English Dictionary

"oxidize" in British English

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oxidizeverb [ I or T ]

UK usually oxidise uk /ˈɒk.sɪ.daɪz/ us /ˈɑːk.sə.daɪz/
oxidization
noun [ U ] UK usually oxidisation uk /ˌɒk.sɪ.daɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɑːk.sə.dəˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US usually oxidation,

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

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oxidizeverb [ I/T ]

/ˈɑk·sɪˌdɑɪz/

chemistry to react with oxygen and rust

chemistry Oxidize also means to cause an atom or group of atoms to lose electrons during a chemical reaction.

(Definition of “oxidize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)