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  • v. Alternative spelling of oxidize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. Same as oxidize and oxidized.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
  • v. enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide

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Examples

  • Cigarette smoke contains large quantities of free radicals, many known to oxidise LDL cholesterol, making them more likely to be deposited on the walls of the blood vessels.

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  • The enzyme list continues with mangneferin, katechol oxidise and lactose that not only protect the mango from insects, but help humans by stimulating metabolism and purifying the intestinal tract.

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  • In the case of 'not from concentrate' juice, the liquid is pasteurised and 'deaerated' so it doesn't oxidise.

    Squeezed

  • First you have to produce the hydrogen, then compress it, then transport it, then store it, then oxidise it in a fuel cell.

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  • If you convert this to H2, compress the H2, transport the H2, fill your H2 tank and then oxidise the H2 in a fuel cell then maybe 2kwh from the original 10kwh will be available at the wheels of your car.

    The last one (almost) « Transmission – BBC Top Gear

  • The faithful attribute this change in colour to the belief that the stone absorbs the sins of the pilgrims, but it is consistent with known meteorites which are white at first but oxidise over a period of time.

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  • Certain beard worms, such as Riftia pachyptila, live at ocean floor thermal vents and have no digestive tract; instead they supply hydrogen sulphide and methane to bacteria in their trophosomes, which oxidise the hydrogen sulphide and methane on behalf of the worm.

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  • Now the free radicals start to oxidise this cholesterol, and that leads ultimately to inflammation.

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  • Acetobacter species are used in the production of vinegar where they oxidise ethanol to ethanoic (acetic) acid, the substance that gives vinegar its characteristic sourness.

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  • If you don't do this then the surface will oxidise and become dark.

    Archive 2006-03-01

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