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- another term for oxidize
wear away, wear down, bite into, burn into, burn through, erode, abrade, consume, dissolveView synonyms
- ‘The opposite surface of the other metal is not oxidated.’
- ‘Glass, at high temperatures, not only has the property of oxidating the metals, but, moreover, when the chemical affinity is satisfied, of dissolving the oxides.’
- ‘Sulphurous acid, with the assistance of heat, oxidates the metal.’
Late 18th century: from French oxider + -ate.
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