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oxidize (verb), oxidizes; oxidized; oxidizing
1. To convert a substance into an oxide; combine with oxygen: Jack wondered that if the cork dried out and shrank, would air then be permitted to enter the bottle and oxidize the wine?
2. To undergo or cause to undergo oxidation; lose or remove electrons: Silver doesn't rust or oxidize when exposed to air, and is therefore not especially reactive.
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