Definition of oxidation in English:

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oxidation

Pronunciation: /ˌäksəˈdāSH(ə)n/

noun

Chemistry
The process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized.
Example sentences
  • The silver metal gives up some of its electrons and forms silver sulfide in a process called oxidation.
  • On ageing, textiles are usually damaged by oxidation or acid-catalysed hydrolysis.
  • Elemental bromine is made by oxidation, removal of electrons from bromide ions in brine.

Derivatives

oxidational

Pronunciation: /-SHənl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • AITiN has a higher aluminum content than the TiAIN coating, which is said to result in a coating with higher hardness that increases hot hardness and the oxidational stability of the coating.
  • Oxidational wear of tin coatings on tool steel and nitrided tool steel in unlubricated fretting.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French (modern French oxydation), from oxider 'oxidize'.

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