• IPA: /ˈɒksɪdaɪz/

oxidize (oxidizes, present participle oxidizing; past and past participle oxidized)

  1. (chemistry, transitive) To combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide.
  2. (chemistry) To increase the valence (or the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons.
  3. To coat something with an oxide.
  4. (intransitive) To become oxidized.
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