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ox·i·dis·e

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oxidize, oxidise, oxidateverb

    add oxygen to or combine with oxygen

  2. oxidise, oxidize, oxidateverb

    enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide

    "This metal oxidizes easily"

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  1. oxidise

    Redox (reduction–oxidation, RED-oks, REE-doks) is a type of chemical reaction in which the oxidation states of substrate change. Oxidation is the loss of electrons or an increase in the oxidation state, while reduction is the gain of electrons or a decrease in the oxidation state. There are two classes of redox reactions: Electron-transfer – Only one (usually) electron flows from the reducing agent to the oxidant. This type of redox reaction is often discussed in terms of redox couples and electrode potentials. Atom transfer – An atom transfers from one substrate to another. For example, in the rusting of iron, the oxidation state of iron atoms increases as the iron converts to an oxide, and simultaneously the oxidation state of oxygen decreases as it accepts electrons released by the iron. Although oxidation reactions are commonly associated with the formation of oxides, other chemical species can serve the same function. In hydrogenation, C=C (and other) bonds are reduced by transfer of hydrogen atoms.

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  1. oxidise

    Oxidise, also known as oxidation, is a process where a substance loses electrons during a chemical reaction. This reaction often involves oxygen, hence the name "oxidize". However, in a broader context, it can involve any electron-donating substance. Oxidising agents, substances that cause oxidation of other substances, often gain these electrons. This process is commonly seen in processes like combustion, respiration, rusting or bleaching. It is a fundamental concept in fields like chemistry, biology, and physics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxidise in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oxidise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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