from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective combined with or having undergone a chemical reaction with oxygen.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of oxidize.
  • adjective That has reacted with oxygen, or been modified by oxidation

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  • adjective combined with or having undergone a chemical reaction with oxygen


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  • Experiments by my colleagues Long and Lupton have shown that the ratio of lactic acid removed to lactic acid oxidized is about the same as in isolated frog's muscle, namely about 6: 1.

    Archibald V. Hill - Nobel Lecture

  • He carried a light cane, surmounted by the head and shoulders of a depraved-looking female in oxidized silver as a handle.

    My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny

  • These fatty compounds depend upon stearine partly oxidized, that is deprived of a certain number of atoms of hydrogen.

    Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration

  • It is definitely known that both of them produce heat when they are oxidized, that is, when they are combined with oxygen; thus, the logical way of measuring them is to determine the quantity of heat that will be produced when they are eaten and united with oxygen, a process that causes the liberation of heat.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery Volume 1: Essentials of Cookery; Cereals; Bread; Hot Breads

  • Large quantities of waste and morbid materials, the products of inflam-mation, have to be oxidized, that is, burned up and eliminated from the system.

    Nature Cure

  • Similarly, when the body is injured, it releases capsaicin-like substances - fatty acids called oxidized linoleic acid metabolites or OLAMs - and these, via receptors, cause pain, the researchers have found.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Instead, in response to heat, cells create their own natural capsaicins called oxidized linoleic acid metabolites or OLAMs. Top Stories

  • When electrons are transferred between atoms in a chemical reaction, the atom that loses electrons is "oxidized", and the atom that gains electrons is "reduced."

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • "If there is less methane emission it means that either more carbon is stored in the peat, or the methane is 'oxidized' as it passes through the water to carbon dioxide, or it is pulsed out of the system," Mitsch told LiveScience in an email interview.

    U.S. News

  • Jurgis 'informant; but it was hard to think of anything new in a place where so many sharp wits had been at work for so long; where men welcomed tuberculosis in the cattle they were feeding, because it made them fatten more quickly; and where they bought up all the old rancid butter left over in the grocery stores of a continent, and "oxidized" it by a forced-air process, to take away the odor, rechurned it with skim milk, and sold it in bricks in the cities!

    The Jungle


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