To remove oxides. Barium is an example of a deoxidizing substance, because it is used to deoxidize copper, bronze, and some other alloy. Flux is used to deoxidize surface in the process of soldering.

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  • Deoxidize — De*ox i*dize, v. t. (Chem.) To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deoxidize — 1794; see DE (Cf. de ) + OXIDIZE (Cf. oxidize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • deoxidize — (Amer.) de·ox·i·dize || diː É’ksɪdaɪz v. remove oxygen; (Chemistry) cause a substance to undergo a loss of oxygen (also deoxidise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deoxidize — [dē äks′ə dīz΄] vt. deoxidized, deoxidizing to remove oxygen from (a compound) …   English World dictionary

  • deoxidize — transitive verb Date: 1794 to remove especially elemental oxygen from < deoxidize the compound > • deoxidation noun • deoxidizer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deoxidize — deoxidization, n. deoxidizer, n. /dee ok si duyz /, v.t., deoxidized, deoxidizing. Chem. to remove oxygen from, esp. by reducing an oxide. Also, esp. Brit., deoxidise. [1760 70; DE + OXIDIZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • deoxidize — verb To remove oxygen from …   Wiktionary

  • deoxidize — To remove oxygen from its chemical combination. * * * de·ox·i·dize or Brit de·ox·i·dise ( )dē äk sə .dīz vt, dized or Brit dised; diz·ing or Brit dis·ing to remove oxygen from de·ox·i·diz·er or Brit de·ox·i·dis·er .dī zər n * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • deoxidize — v. a. Deoxidate, deprive of oxygen …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • deoxidize — de·oxidize …   English syllables

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