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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxidisation the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
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In literature:

What happened when the celluloid stud was opened was that the inducive oxidised and became active.
"The World Set Free" by Herbert George Wells
Only why hasn't it oxidised?
"When the World Shook" by H. Rider Haggard
It is one of the most powerful oxidising agents known, and it doesn't even melt the rest of the steel surface.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
A punster would say that he was oxidised, at once.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1" by Rupert Hughes
The change of colour is due to the state of the iron which is less oxidised low down in the soil.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
For this purpose either energetically reacting, oxidising reducing agents are applied.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
If the above operation is carried out carefully, the colouring matter will be completely oxidised.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
The solution takes place more rapidly if the cellulose has been previously oxidised.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
When taken apart it was found that the tin-foil had oxidised totally and had distributed itself all over the inner surfaces.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Ammonia, however, can only be oxidised to nitric acid by means of certain powerful oxidising agents, such as ozone or hydrogen peroxide.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
Reducing and oxidising substances.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The rock worn by atmospheric action is no longer rock, the metal which becomes oxidised goes off in rust.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
The spring being completely oxidised would not work.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
If the spot of reduced metal produced in the first experiment be next brought into the oxidising flame, it also may gradually be removed.
"The Methods of Glass Blowing and of Working Silica in the Oxy-Gas Flame" by W. A. Shenstone
It is observed that this condition under which any tree may yield rapidly oxidising latex is not a permanent one.
"The Preparation of Plantation Rubber" by Sidney Morgan
Afterwards it was established that the same element possessed an oxidising property.
"A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments" by Henry Negretti
The footstep is deadened by the dull coloured lead, oxidised from exposure.
"Wild Life in a Southern County" by Richard Jefferies
There were also some broken case-bottles of glass, oxidised and brittle from long exposure.
"The Cruise of the 'Alerte'" by E. F. Knight
It hardens and stiffens them by accelerating oxidisation.
"Practical Lithography" by Alfred Seymour
Enclosed in a heavy frame of oxidised silver was a beautifully-finished cabinet portrait of Sybil!
"Devil's Dice" by William Le Queux

In news:

Oxidised LDL is thought to play an important part in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.
1 Salonen Jt, Ylä-Herttuala S. Autoantibody against oxidised LDL and progression of carotid atherosclerosis.
Oxidised LDL and progression of atherosclerosis.
Archaeal and bacterial ammonia-oxidisers in soil: the quest for niche specialisation and differentiation.
Ammonia-oxidising Crenarchaeota: important players in the nitrogen cycle.

In science:

Others were examined after being oxidised in the ambient or thermally annealed.
On the Structural and Optical Properties of Sputtered Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Thin Films
Curve c giving I(a) for the sample G does not show Kiessing fringes. Since this sample was remained in the ambient for a very long time (six months), it should be oxidised so much that its thickness exceeded the typical value of 2000
On the Structural and Optical Properties of Sputtered Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Thin Films
The thermo-electric generator (or TEG) used to provide power is driven via a catalytic oxidisation of propane fuel.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
This catastrophically failed several times during the first three years of operation, leaking freon which decomposed over the oxidiser, producing hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acid.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Subsequent oxidisation of levoglucosan into products is exothermic.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models