HyperDic: oxidation

English > 1 sense of the word oxidation:
NOUNprocessoxidation, oxidization, oxidisationthe process of oxidizing
oxidation > pronunciation
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English > oxidation: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction.
Synonymsoxidization, oxidisation
NarrowercalcinationThe conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature
combustion, burningA process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
nitrificationThe oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
rust, rustingThe formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
Broaderchemical reaction, reaction(chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
Verbsoxidateadd oxygen to or combine with oxygen
oxidateenter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide

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