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Oxidation

/ˌäksiˈdāSHən/

Noun

(Chemistry)
1. Oxidation, a reaction in which the atoms of an element lose electrons. (wiktionary.org)

2. The act or process of oxidizing. (merriam-webster.com)

3. The state or result of being oxidized. (merriam-webster.com)

4. The process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

Word origin: Noun of action from oxider “oxidize,” from oxide, coined by G. de Morveau and A. Lavoisier from ox(ygène).

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