Definition of oxidate in English:

oxidate

verb

Chemistry
rare
  • another term for oxidize
    • ‘The opposite surface of the other metal is not oxidated.’
    • ‘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.’
    wear away, wear down, eat away, eat away at, gnaw away, gnaw away at, 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/