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Meaning of OXIDATION

Pronunciation:  `√Ęksu'deyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

OXIDATION is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: oxidisation, oxidization
 See Also: burning, calcination, chemical reaction, combustion, nitrification, reaction, rust, rusting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ox`i*da"tion\, n. [Cf. F. oxidation.] (Chem.)
The act or process of oxidizing, or the state or result of
being oxidized.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Combining a substance with oxygen.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any reaction which removes electrons from a molecule or atom.
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