Oxidize definitions

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To combine with oxygen; make into an oxide.
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To increase the positive charge or valence of (an element) by removing electrons.
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To coat with oxide.
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To become oxidized.
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To unite with oxygen, as in burning or rusting.
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To increase the positive valence or decrease the negative valence of (an element or ion)
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To remove electrons from (an atom or ion)
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To become oxidized.
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To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation.
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(chemistry) To combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide.
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(chemistry) To increase the valence (the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons.
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To coat something with an oxide.
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(intransitive) To become oxidized.
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Origin of oxidize

oxide +"Ž -ize