Definition of oxidate in English:


Line breaks: oxi|date
Pronunciation: /ˈɒksɪdeɪt


Chemistry , • 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.

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