Definitions of oxidization
  1. noun
    the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
    synonyms: oxidation, oxidisation
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    the conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature
    burning, combustion
    a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
    the oxidation of ammonium compounds in dead organic material into nitrates and nitrites by soil bacteria (making nitrogen available to plants)
    rust, rusting
    the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
    combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat
    fire, flame, flaming
    the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    internal combustion
    the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
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    chemical reaction, reaction
    (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
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