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View in Spanish: Oxidar

Oxidize (OK-sih-dize)
To cause oxidation (a chemical reaction that takes place when a substance comes into contact with oxygen or another oxidizing substance).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.