Definition of oxidative in US English:

oxidative

adjective

Chemistry
  • Relating to the process or result of oxidizing or being oxidized.

    ‘oxidative reactions’
    • ‘Beck and Levander wondered whether other viruses were susceptible to changes in the oxidative environment of their host cells.’
    • ‘Potassium salts have effects on pH and thus on microbiological activity and oxidative stability.’
    • ‘Oxidative stress is the term given to the destructive process caused by free radical molecules.’
    • ‘The changes that take place often involve oxidative processes and are therefore dependent on oxygen.’
    • ‘In addition, nonsmokers also exhibited significant oxidative damage decreases.’

Pronunciation

oxidative

/ˈɑksəˌdeɪdɪv//ˈäksəˌdādiv/