Meaning of oxidation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɒksɪˈdeɪʃn/

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mass nounChemistry
  • The process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized.

    ‘The silver metal gives up some of its electrons and forms silver sulfide in a process called oxidation.’
    • ‘On ageing, textiles are usually damaged by oxidation or acid-catalysed hydrolysis.’
    • ‘Elemental bromine is made by oxidation, removal of electrons from bromide ions in brine.’
    • ‘In the case of ethanol, oxidation can occur under the action of certain species of bacteria.’
    • ‘The drop in pH is probably mainly due to oxidation of upward diffusing sulphide.’
    discoloration, oxidation, rust, tarnishing, blackening, film, patina


Late 18th century from French (modern French oxydation), from oxider ‘oxidize’.