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Noun: oxidation  ,ók-su'dey-shun
  1. The process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
    - oxidization, oxidisation [Brit]
  2. (chemistry) a reaction in which the atoms of an element lose electrons and the valence of the element increases

Derived forms: oxidations

Type of: chemical reaction, reaction

Encyclopedia: Oxidation