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Definition of Oxidation

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oxidizing, uniting with oxygen; being oxidized
Oxidation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act or process of oxidizing, or the state or result of being oxidized.
  
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Noun
1. the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
(synonym) oxidization, oxidisation
(hypernym) chemical reaction, reaction
(hyponym) calcination
(derivation) oxidise, oxidize, oxidate
Oxidation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
Compare with reduction .Oxidation is the loss of one or more electrons by an atom, molecule, or ion. Oxidation is accompanied by an increase in oxidation number on the atoms, molecules, or ions that lose electrons.
Soil Glossary - Mani
energy-releasing process involving removal of electrons from a substance; in biological systems, generally by the removal of hydrogen (or sometimes by the addition of oxygen); chemical and/or biochemical process combining carbon and oxygen and forming carbon dioxide (CO2). see REDUCTION.
Agricultural Glossary/yigini2004
energy-releasing process involving removal of electrons from a substance; in biological systems, generally by the removal of hydrogen (or sometimes by the addition of oxygen); chemical and/or biochemical process combining carbon and oxygen and forming carbon dioxide (CO2). see REDUCTION.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
One of the processes by which enamel paint cures, by combining oxygen in the air with the paint film. This process dries and continues to harden enamel for several weeks. Oxidation also results in chalking in older paint.
Rubber Glossary
The reaction of oxygen on a compound, usually detected by a change in the appearance or feel of the surface, or by a change in the physical properties, or both.
Materials Science and Engineering Glossary of Terms
interaction of oxygen gas with a surface to produce a different compound.
Oxidation Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
the reaction of a material with oxygen to form a compound of the material and oxygen. Commonly oxygen, O2, or water vapor, H2O, are reacted with silicon, Si, at high temperatures to form silicon dioxide, SiO2.
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Oxidation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Redox (reduction-oxidation) reactions include all chemical reactions in which atoms have their oxidation state changed; redox reactions generally involve the transfer of electrons between species.

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Oxidation Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
The chemical addition of oxygen to break down pollutants or organizac waste; e.g., destruction of chemicals such as cyanides, phenols, and organic sulfur compounds in sewage by bacterial and chemical means.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The chemical reaction of a substance with oxygen or a reaction in which the atoms in an element lose electrons and its valence is correspondingly increased.
(1) A chemical reaction that involves combination with oxygen or the loss of electrons. (2) The process of increasing the positive valence or of decreasing the negative valence of an element or ion. (3) The process by which electrons are removed from atoms or ions, also, reduction. (4) (Water Quality) The addition of oxygen that breaks down organic waste or chemicals such as cyanides, phenols, and organic sulfur compounds in sewage by bacterial and chemical means.
  Oxidation is the addition of oxygen, removal of hydrogen, or the removal of electrons from an element or compound. In the environment, organic matter is oxidized to more stable substances. The opposite of reduction
Oxidation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Oxidation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aromatherapy Glossary
The process by which a chemical component is changed, altered or destroyed by it's exposure to oxygen.
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
Process in which molecules are split to give products that have unpaired electrons.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
Macular Degeneration Glossary
loss of electrons from molecules in healthy cells, caused by free radicals and leading to loss of vision.
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TOXICOLOGY
A change in a chemical characterized by the loss of electrons. This is a primary Phase I type biotransformation reaction.
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Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Adding oxygen, chemical reaction in which electrons from one reactant (reducing agent) are transferred to the other reactant (oxidizing agent); the atoms in the element in the losing electrons increase their valence correspondingly
Aids Glossary
a chemical reaction in which another substance combines with oxygen by giving up an electron. Oxidants (pro-oxidants) promote this reaction, while antioxidants inhibit it. Oxidation is the process by which carbohydrates, fats and proteins from food are broken down to provide usable energy for the body. See also oxidative stress.
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