Definition of peroxidize in English:

peroxidize

(also peroxidise)

verb

Chemistry
  • 1with object To convert into a peroxide; to cause to combine with the largest possible proportion of oxygen.

  • 2no object To become converted into a peroxide, to undergo peroxidation.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From peroxide + -ize, after oxidize.

Pronunciation

peroxidize

/pɛˈrɒksɪdʌɪz/