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English verb: oxidize

1. oxidize (change) enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide


SamplesThis metal oxidizes easily.


Synonymsoxidate, oxidise


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)rust


Verb groupoxidate, oxidise, oxidize

2. oxidize (change) add oxygen to or combine with oxygen


Synonymsoxidate, oxidise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)breathe, catabolise, catabolize


Verb groupoxidate, oxidise, oxidize, rust


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry


Antonymsdeoxidise, deoxidize, reduce









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