from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To combine with oxygen; make into an oxide.
- transitive v. To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.
- transitive v. To coat with oxide.
- intransitive v. To become oxidized.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide.
- v. To increase the valence (or the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons.
- v. To coat something with an oxide.
- v. To become oxidized.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To combine with oxygen or with more oxygen; to add oxygen to.
- transitive v. To remove hydrogen from (anything), as by the action of oxygen.
- transitive v. To subject to the action of oxygen or of an oxidizing agent, so as to bring to a higher grade, as an -ous compound to an -ic compound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to combine with oxygen; effect oxidation of.
- To take up oxygen; combine with oxygen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
- v. add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
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"Tetra wines oxidize after about 24 months," said Mr. Gott.
That laquer has broken down and allowed the silver to oxidize.
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