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OXIDISE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does oxidise mean? 

OXIDISE (verb)
  The verb OXIDISE has 2 senses:

1. add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
2. enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide

  Familiarity information: OXIDISE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OXIDISE (verb)


Sense 1oxidise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add oxygen to or combine with oxygen

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

oxidise; oxidate; oxidize

Hypernyms (to "oxidise" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "oxidise"):

catabolise; catabolize (subject to catabolism)

breathe (reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

deoxidise (to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons)


Sense 2oxidise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

oxidate; oxidize; oxidise

Context example:

This metal oxidizes easily

Hypernyms (to "oxidise" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "oxidise"):

rust (become coated with oxide)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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