from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To convert something into a peroxide
  • v. To treat something with a peroxide

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To oxidize to the utmost degree, so as to form a peroxide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To oxidize to the utmost degree.
  • To become oxidized to the utmost degree; undergo peroxidation.


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  • The plates being connected with wires from an electric generator are brought for a while under the action of the current, to peroxidize and reduce the whole of the finely divided lead exposed to the acidulated water.

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  • The filtrate is boiled, to get rid of the excess of gas, and treated with nitric acid, to peroxidize the iron present.

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  • Peroxynitrite can act both as a strong oxidant, e.g. on lipids which it can peroxidize, and as a nitrating and S-nitrosating agent on proteins, DNA, lipids and fatty acids

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  • For high-temperature cooking, such as stirfrying, the healthiest oil may be grape seed, which doesn’t peroxidize at higher temperatures and raises the “good” and lowers the “bad” cholesterol.

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