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oxidate Line breaks: oxi|date
Pronunciation: /ˈɒksɪdeɪt/

Definition of oxidate in English:


Chemistry , rare
Another term for oxidize.
Example sentences
  • The opposite surface of the other metal is not oxidated.
  • 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.
  • Sulphurous acid, with the assistance of heat, oxidates the metal.


Late 18th century: from French oxider + -ate3.

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