oxidation

Part of speech: noun

The act of uniting with oxygen; also, the state of being so united.

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Usage examples "oxidation":

  1. Oxidation with and without luciferase. - "The Nature of Animal Light", E. Newton Harvey.
  2. Slowly the end of the bar dulled with swift oxidation; slowly it turned brownish and flaked away, almost entirely consumed. - "The Raid on the Termites", Paul Ernst.
  3. Many crop- fields, it was clear, had been prepared, but not sown; some had not been reaped: and in both cases I was struck with their appearance of rankness, as I was also when in Norway, and was all the more surprised that this should be the case at a time when a poison, whose action is the arrest of oxidation, had traversed the earth; I could only conclude that its presence in large volumes in the lower strata of the atmosphere had been more or less temporary, and that the tendency to exuberance which I observed was due to some principle by which Nature acts with freer energy and larger scope in the absence of man. - "The Purple Cloud", M.P. Shiel.