Meaning of OXIDATION in English


ˌäksəˈdāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: French oxidation (now oxydation ), from oxider (now oxyder ) to oxidize + -ation


a. : the act or process of oxidizing

anodic oxidation

— compare combustion 1a, fermentation 1b, respiration 2

b. : the state or result of being oxidized

2. : the stage in the firing of clayware in which the organic matter is burned away by the oxygen in the kiln atmosphere

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