oxidization: It's what we're doing. Combining with oxygen. Rusting, burning. Oxidizing. Carbon, oxygen, hydrogen ... that's about it. What I don't know about chemistry could fill many a library. But I know that those three elements make just about everything. Add nitrogen, everything else. It's a conspiracy.
The process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons. The process always occurs accompanied by reduction.
Syn: oxidation, oxidisation.
-- From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
n : the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction [syn: oxidation, oxidisation]
-- From WordNet (r) 2.0