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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ox·i·dize /ˈɑksəˌdaɪz/
 (vt.)使氧化,使生鏽(vi.)氧化

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ox·i·dize /ˈɑksəˌdaɪz/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ox·i·dize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oxidized p. pr. & vb. n. Oxidizing.] Chem. To combine with oxygen, or subject to the action of oxygen, or of an oxidizing agent. Specifically: (a) To combine with oxygen or with more oxygen; to add oxygen to; as, to oxidize nitrous acid so as to form nitric acid. (b) To remove hydrogen from (anything), as by the action of oxygen; as, to oxidize alcohol so as to form aldehyde. (c) To subject to the action of oxygen or of an oxidizing agent, so as to bring to a higher grade, as an -ous compound to an -ic compound; as, to oxidize mercurous chloride to mercuric chloride.
 Note:In certain cases to oxidize is identical with to acidify; for, in nearly all cases, the more oxygen a substance contains the more nearly does it approximate to acid qualities; thus, by oxidation many elements, as sulphur, nitrogen, carbon, chromium, manganese, etc., pass into compounds which are acid anhydrides, and thus practically in the acid state.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 oxidize
      v 1: enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted
           into an oxide; "This metal oxidizes easily" [syn: oxidise,
            oxidate]
      2: add oxygen to or combine with oxygen [syn: oxidise, oxidate]
         [ant: deoxidize, deoxidize]