Definition of deoxidize in English:

deoxidize

(also deoxidise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Remove combined oxygen from (a substance, usually a metal):

    ‘the melt is deoxidized with ferrosilicon or aluminium’
    • ‘Aluminum, on the other hand, not only deoxidizes the steel, but also refines the grain size.’
    • ‘When the molten metal reaches 1260 o C, either calcium boride or lithium should be plunged into the molten bath to deoxidize the melt.’
    • ‘When the cast electrodes of air-melted steel are remelted under vacuum and deoxidized with carbon, the product has significantly improved purity.’
    • ‘A second limey slag is used to remove sulphur and to deoxidise the metal in the furnace.’

Pronunciation:

deoxidize

/diːˈɒksɪdʌɪz/