1. [ verb ] enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
Synonyms: oxidise oxidate

"This metal oxidizes easily"

Related terms: change rust oxidation
2. [ verb ] (chemistry) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen; as in a chemical process
Synonyms: oxidise oxidate
Related terms: deoxidize change change catabolize breath breathe chemistry oxidate rust oxidation oxidant oxide
Similar spelling:   oxidizer