Definition of deoxidize in US English:



[with object]
  • Remove combined oxygen from (a substance, usually a metal).

    • ‘A second limey slag is used to remove sulphur and to deoxidise the metal in the furnace.’
    • ‘When the cast electrodes of air-melted steel are remelted under vacuum and deoxidized with carbon, the product has significantly improved purity.’
    • ‘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.’