Definition of Oxidize (chemistry, transitive) To combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide. | (chemistry) To increase the valence (or the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons. | To coat something with an oxide.
How to use Oxidize in a Sentence?
- 1. The bead must be cooled very suddenly, for if it cools too slowly, it then has time to oxidize again. 🔊
- 2. Brass would not answer so well for this tube, as the spirits would oxidize it, and thus impart color to the flame. 🔊
- 3. It will not oxidize in dry air, but tarnishes if exposed to air containing moisture, first becomes grey, and then passes into the white carbonate. 🔊
- 4. As these metals will not oxidize or dissolve, they cannot be separated from each other by the blowpipe with the reagents peculiar to that species of analysis. 🔊