from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To remove oxygen from (a compound); reduce.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To deoxidate. Also spelled deoxidise, deoxydize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb (Chem.) To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide.
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- verb transitive (
chemistry) To remove oxygenfrom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
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This process unfortunately requires for its prompt success the use of a very large quantity of spiegel or of ferro-manganese, in order to sufficiently carburize and deoxidize the burnt iron, which is the final product of the blowing.
This retains its colour after washing and drying, but cannot be recommended as a pigment, being liable to suffer in contact with organic substances, which deoxidize and decolourize the manganates and permanganates.
Silicon, like manganese, is an important constituent of many steels, the alloy ferrosilicon being added to deoxidize and purify the metal and thus to increase its tensile strength.