American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To combine with oxygen; make into an oxide.
- v. To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.
- v. To coat with oxide.
- v. To become oxidized.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to combine with oxygen; effect oxidation of.
- To take up oxygen; combine with oxygen.
- v. chemistry, transitive To combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide.
- v. chemistry To increase the valence (or the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons.
- v. To coat something with an oxide.
- v. intransitive To become oxidized.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To combine with oxygen or with more oxygen; to add oxygen to.
- v. To remove hydrogen from (anything), as by the action of oxygen.
- v. To subject to the action of oxygen or of an oxidizing agent, so as to bring to a higher grade, as an
-ouscompound to an -iccompound.
- v. enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
- v. add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
“Vitamins A, C, E, and folacin oxidize, meaning that their chemical structure is altered, and their nutritional value reduced.”
“Tetra wines oxidize after about 24 months," said Mr. Gott.”
“That laquer has broken down and allowed the silver to oxidize.”
“As sections of the dress began to oxidize, the team raced to pin and staple on leaves so a portrait could be taken.”
“Stainless" is a misnomer; it should be described as "stain resistant" because it will discolor or oxidize a bit, but I don't clean my stainless rifles and sidearms any differently (or any less thoroughly) than those of blued or Parkerized steel.”
“For some reason in the Chapala area metals oxidize easily, plastics become brittle and wood dries out rapidly.”
“Come to think of it, my giant cheap soup pots are on the same shelf and they oxidize (rust) if I do not keep them polished.”
“Meat exposed to air (oxygen) will oxidize (freezer burn) and go bad.”
“But I do know that tests have shown that I've read that CDs that used a gold layer are better because they don't oxidize, the gold doesn't oxidize.”
“Cigs 'big drawbacks are that it's tricky to manufacture, and if any water gets inside a cell it will oxidize the metals, rendering it kaput.”
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