transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
to mix, treat, or combine with oxygen
Origin of oxygenatefrom French oxygéner + -ate
transitive verbox·y·gen·at·ed, ox·y·gen·at·ing, ox·y·gen·ates, also ox·y·gen·ized ox·y·gen·iz·ing ox·y·gen·iz·es
To treat, combine, or infuse with oxygen.
(third-person singular simple present oxygenates, present participle oxygenating, simple past and past participle oxygenated)
oxygen +"Ž -ate