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oxidation definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction [syn: oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, from oxider, oxyder to oxidize, from oxide Date: 1791 1. the act or process of oxidizing 2. the state or result of being oxidized oxidative adjective oxidatively adverb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Oxidation Ox`i*da"tion, n. [Cf. F. oxidation.] (Chem.) The act or process of oxidizing, or the state or result of being oxidized.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Oxidation is a process in which a chemical substance changes because of the addition of oxygen. (TECHNICAL)

Moby Thesaurus

acetification, acidification, acidulation, alkalization, biodegradability, biodegradation, blazing, blistering, branding, breakup, burning, calcination, carbonation, carbonization, catalysis, cauterization, cautery, chemicalization, cineration, combustion, concremation, corrosion, corruption, cracking, cremation, cupellation, decay, decomposition, deflagration, degradability, degradation, destructive distillation, dilapidation, disintegration, disorganization, dissolution, distillation, distilling, electrolysis, ferment, fermentation, flaming, hydrogenation, incineration, isomerism, metamerism, metamerization, mildew, mold, nitration, oxidization, parching, phosphatization, polymerism, polymerization, position isomerism, pyrolysis, reduction, refining, resolution, rust, saturization, scorching, scorification, searing, self-immolation, singeing, smelting, spoilage, suttee, the stake, thermogenesis, vesication, working



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