v. (also -ise)
1 intr. & tr. combine or cause to combine with oxygen.
2 tr. & intr. cover (metal) or (of metal) become covered with a coating of oxide; make or become rusty.
3 intr. & tr. undergo or cause to undergo a loss of electrons.
Phrases and idioms:
oxidized silver the popular name for silver covered with a dark coat of silver sulphide. oxidizing agent Chem. a substance that brings about oxidation by being reduced and gaining electrons.
oxidizable adj. oxidization n. oxidizer n.

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