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/ˌäksiˈdāSHən/ Noun (Chemistry) 1. Oxidation, a reaction in which the atoms of an element lose electrons. ( 2. The act or process of oxidizing. ( 3. The state or result of being oxidized. ( 4. The process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction. ( Word origin: Noun of action from oxider “oxidize,” from oxide, coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier from...

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