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OXIDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oxidation mean? 

OXIDATION (noun)
  The noun OXIDATION has 1 sense:

1. the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

  Familiarity information: OXIDATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OXIDATION (noun)


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Meaning:

The process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

oxidation; oxidisation; oxidization

Hypernyms ("oxidation" is a kind of...):

chemical reaction; reaction ((chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oxidation"):

calcination (the conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature)

burning; combustion (a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light)

nitrification (the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants))

rust; rusting (the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water)


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