verbChemistry , rare
Another term for oxidize.
- 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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