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oxidation

Line breaks: oxi|da¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɒksɪˈdeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of oxidation in English:

noun

[mass 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

oxidational

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈdeɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l/
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.

oxidative

2
Pronunciation: /ˈɒksɪdeɪtɪv/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The role of nitric oxide derivatives in oxidative stress and fatigue is controversial.
  • Antioxidants delay or inhibit this oxidative damage by mopping up the free radicals responsible for autoxidation.
  • Free radicals catalyzed by metal can present an oxidative stress to lung tissue.

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