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oxidize in Technology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoxidizeox‧i‧dize (also oxidise British English) /ˈɒksədaɪz $ ˈɑːk-/ verb [intransitive, transitive] technical  HCTto combine with oxygen, or make something combine with oxygen, especially in a way that causes rustoxidation /ˌɒksəˈdeɪʃən $ ˌɑːk-/ (also oxidization /ˌaksədaɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌɑːksədə-/) noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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oxidizeAt the surface, the iron was oxidized.The liver oxidizes a small part of the recycled urobilinogen to bilirubin.The nitrogenous materials which have been oxidized aerobically to nitrate are then reduced anaerobically to nitrogen.Through the years, paint oxidizes as it's exposed to air.At the town center were two low church spires of oxidized copper surmounted by twin crosses.He knew her students would love to see them, heavy, deadly and crusted over with the white of oxidized lead.We maintain heading and soon Bramley makes out red, oxidized sediments.In continuous processes, a filter medium containing manganese dioxide oxidizes the iron and removes it as the ferric hydroxide.Various elements, such as iron, titanium, manganese and sulphur can be oxidized to form oxides or hydroxides.