from The Century Dictionary.
- Capable of being converted into an oxid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Capable of being converted into an oxide.
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- adjective chemistry capable of being
oxidized, or converted into an oxide
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It appears to become more readily oxidable, more active, chemically, and thus more capable of exciting or rather aiding vegetable growth, which, so far as the soil is concerned, is the result of chemical activities.
To produce this fluid by the application of two metals, it is necessary that one of them should be in such a situation, as to be easily oxidable, while the other is prevented from oxidation.
If the upper and under surfaces of the tongue be coated with two different metals, one of which is easily oxidable, and these be brought into contact, a sensation is produced resembling taste, which takes place suddenly, like a slight electrical shock.