Oxidize

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
oxidize (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to combine with oxygen
2.
to dehydrogenate especially by the action of oxygen
3.
intransitive verb
to change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule) to become - oxidized
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