Definition of oxidizable in US English:


(British oxidisable)


  • See oxidize

    • ‘The readily oxidizable part of the sewage that gains access to a river is destroyed in the few first miles run.’
    • ‘Stores of readily available glucose to supply the tissues with an oxidizable energy source are found principally in the liver, as glycogen.’
    • ‘Under anaerobic conditions, however, E. coli is able to grow on citrate in the presence of an oxidizable co-substrate.’
    • ‘If for no other reason, it is because of the demands of the brain for oxidizable glucose that the human body exquisitely regulates the level of glucose circulating in the blood.’
    • ‘As a consequence, the oxidation of other oxidizable aminoacids within the pocket has to be considered.’