verbChemistry , • rare
- another term for oxidize.More example sentences
- Sulphurous acid, with the assistance of heat, oxidates the metal.
- Glass, at high temperatures, not only has the property of oxidating the metals, but, moreover, when the chemical affinity is satisfied, of dissolving the oxides.
- The opposite surface of the other metal is not oxidated.
late 18th century: from French oxider + -ate3.