from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To remove dissolved oxygen from (a liquid, such as water).
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- v. To remove dissolved oxygen from something, such as water or blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deoxidize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of oxygen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove oxygen from (water)
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Their crowded fish camps--doused in antibiotics--deoxygenate the water, spread disease, inadvertently kill newborn wild salmon heading out to sea.
If you begin with His love, you deoxygenate the very affection you proclaim.
Yes, for though we cannot deoxygenate this acid, yet we may add oxygen to it.
In chemical operations, carbon is particularly useful, from its very great attraction for oxygen, as it will absorb this substance from many oxygenated or burnt bodies, and thus deoxygenate, or _unburn_ them, and restore them to their original combustible state.
Many suburban lakes are designed as stormwater treatment basins, but high nutrient levels can cause algae blooms that deoxygenate the water and kill fish.