Definitions for oxidationˌɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən; -dəˈzeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ox•i•da•tionˌɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən; -dəˈzeɪ ʃən(n.)

also ox•i•di•za•tion

  1. the process or result of oxidizing.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. the deposit that forms on the surface of a metal as it oxidizes.

    Category: Chemistry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation(noun)

    the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction


  1. oxidation(Noun)

    The combination of a substance with oxygen.

  2. oxidation(Noun)

    A reaction in which the atoms of an element lose electrons and the valence of the element increases.


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