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English verb: oxidate

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

SamplesThis metal oxidizes easily.

Synonymsoxidise, oxidize

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)rust

Verb groupoxidate, oxidise, oxidize

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

Synonymsoxidise, oxidize

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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