Definition of oxidate in English:

oxidate

verb

Chemistry
rare
  • another term for oxidize
    • ‘Sulphurous acid, with the assistance of heat, oxidates the metal.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The opposite surface of the other metal is not oxidated.’
    wear away, wear down, bite into, burn into, burn through, erode, abrade, consume, dissolve
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Origin

Late 18th century: from French oxider + -ate.

Pronunciation:

oxidate

/ˈɒksɪdeɪt/