Definition of autoxidize in English:

autoxidize

(British autoxidise)

Pronunciation /ôˈtäksəˌdīz/ /ɔˈtɑksəˌdaɪz/

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intransitive verb

[no object]Chemistry
  • (of a substance) undergo autoxidation.

    • ‘commonly used fragrance substances autoxidize on contact with air’

Origin

Early 20th century from autoxidation.