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deoxidize (v.)

"deprive of oxygen," 1794; see de- + oxidize. Related: Deoxidized; deoxidizing; deoxidization. Early variants were deoxygenate (1799); deoxidate (1799).

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Definitions of deoxidize from WordNet

deoxidize (v.)
to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons;
Synonyms: deoxidise / reduce
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