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Adjective: oxidised  'ók-si,dIzd
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: oxidized)
  1. Combined with or having undergone a chemical reaction with oxygen
    "the oxidised form of iodine";
    - oxidized
Verb: oxidise  'ók-si,dIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: oxidize)
  1. (chemistry) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    - oxidize, oxidate
     
  2. Enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    "This metal oxidises easily";
    - oxidize, oxidate
     
  3. (chemistry) increase the valence (or the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons
    - oxidize

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: deoxidise [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Oxidised

Oxidise