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English definition of “oxidative”

oxidative

adjective uk   /ɒkˈsɪd.ə.tɪv/ us    /ˈɑk.sɪˌdeɪ.t̬ɪv/ specialized
describes a chemical reaction that adds oxygen to the tissues of the body: oxidative damage Stress cardiomyopathy is associated with increased oxidative stress.
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