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oxidize

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oxidizeox‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
oxidize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoxidize
he, she, itoxidizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoxidized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave oxidized
he, she, ithas oxidized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad oxidized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill oxidize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have oxidized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam oxidizing
he, she, itis oxidizing
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you, we, theyare oxidizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas oxidizing
you, we, theywere oxidizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been oxidizing
he, she, ithas been oxidizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been oxidizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be oxidizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been oxidizing
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