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Verb: oxygenise  'ók-si-ju,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: oxygenize)
  1. Change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
    - oxygenize
  2. Dehydrogenate with oxygen
    - oxygenize
  3. Impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
    "oxygenise blood";
    - oxygenate, oxygenize, aerate

Derived forms: oxygenises, oxygenised, oxygenising

Type of: alter, change, dehydrogenate, modify, process, treat