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Oxidation   /ˌɑksədˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction.  Synonyms: oxidisation, oxidization.

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"Oxidation" Quotes from Famous Books

... dioxide. The amount of this breathing that occurs in the chick is at first insignificant, but increases with development. At no time, however, is it anywhere equal to that of the hatched chicks, for the physiological function to be maintained by the unhatched chicks requires little energy and little oxidation. ...
— The Dollar Hen • Milo M. Hastings

Words linked to "Oxidation" :   nitrification, burning, rusting, oxidate, calcination, reaction, chemical reaction, combustion, rust

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