Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To oxygenate. Also spelled oxygenise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Chem.) To oxidize.
- v. impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
- v. change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
- v. dehydrogenate with oxygen
“I noiselessly fumigate one of them; I noiselessly oxygenize the other, by means of a simple Apparatus fixed outside in the corner here.”
“It takes no great mind to know from past observation that a common cold often holds on and settles down to chronic inflammation of the lungs, and the patient dies of consumption, croup, diphtheria, tonsilitis, and as catarrhal trouble stays and begins to waste vitality by failing to oxygenize blood while in the lungs, diphtheria paves the way for the young and old to die of consumption.”
“And, carrying the idea a little further, if, instead of an assembly or an audience, we should oxygenize towns, cities, a whole country -- what activity would be infused into the whole people!”
“I appealed to Dr. Bates to rack his brains in the preparation of the most effective tonics, I took my food with scrupulous regularity; and in the effort to oxygenize my thin pale blood, drew long respirations of the pure summer air.”
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