oxidise

verb
1. add oxygen to or combine with oxygen (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑oxidize, ↑oxidate
Ant: ↑deoxidise, ↑deoxidize (for: ↑oxidize)
Derivationally related forms:
oxidative (for: ↑oxidate), ↑oxidation (for: ↑oxidate), ↑oxidisation, ↑oxidiser, ↑oxidant, ↑oxide, ↑oxidization (for: ↑oxidize), ↑oxidizer (for: ↑oxidize), ↑oxidant (for: ↑oxidize), ↑oxide (for: ↑oxidize)
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Hyponyms: ↑catabolize, ↑catabolise, ↑breathe
Verb Group: ↑oxidize, ↑oxidate, ↑rust
Verb Frames:
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2. enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
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This metal oxidizes easily

Syn: ↑oxidize, ↑oxidate
Derivationally related forms: ↑oxidative (for: ↑oxidate), ↑oxidation (for: ↑oxidate), ↑oxidization (for: ↑oxidize), ↑oxidisation
Hypernyms: ↑change
Hyponyms: ↑rust
Verb Group: ↑oxidize, ↑oxidate
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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