Oxidized vs Oxidize - What's the difference?

oxidized | oxidize |


As verbs the difference between oxidized and oxidize

is that oxidized is (oxidize) while oxidize is (chemistry|transitive) to combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide.

As an adjective oxidized

is that has reacted with oxygen, or been modified by oxidation.

oxidized

English

Verb

(head)
  • (oxidize)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That has reacted with oxygen, or been modified by oxidation
  • oxidize

    English

    Alternative forms

    * oxidise (UK )

    Verb

  • (chemistry) To combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide.
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  • (chemistry) To increase the valence (or the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons.
  • To coat something with an oxide.
  • To become oxidized.
  • See also

    * corrode * rust