Usage examples for oxidation

  1. The deepened breathing supplies more air for the oxidation of body wastes. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  2. The colouring matter of the fibre, which has to be destroyed so that the fibre shall appear white, is best destroyed by oxidation but the process must not be carried out too strongly, otherwise the oxidation will not be confined to the colouring matter, but will extend to the fibre itself and disintegrate it, with the result that the fibre will become tendered and be rendered useless. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech
  3. The former is but slightly weathered, while the latter is so old that it is deeply reddened by oxidation and is leached of its soluble ingredients such as lime. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  4. Those whose diseased digestive organs have in a greater or less degree lost the power of bringing the food into the state best adapted for oxidation and therefore are less able to resist the oxidising influence of the atmosphere of their native climate, obtain a great improvement in health. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  5. At no time, however, is it anywhere equal to that of the hatched chicks, for the physiological function to be maintained by the unhatched chicks requires little energy and little oxidation – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  6. The meteoric diamonds would be unaffected and left on the surface to be found by explorers when oxidation had removed the last proof of their celestial origin. – Arizona Sketches by Joseph A. Munk
  7. The natural amount of moisture in them is reduced, the air enters, oxidation takes place and the flavor becomes rancid. – The Pecan and its Culture by H. Harold Hume
  8. 133. Oxidation in the Human System. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  9. The process of formation has been one of oxidation of the iron minerals and leaching of most of the other constituents, leaving the iron concentrated near the surface in blanket- like deposits. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  10. Direct oxidation or combustion of the carbon and hydrogen contained in the food, or in the tissues themselves; the division of alimentary substances into respiratory, or non- azotized, and azotized,- these doctrines are familiar even to the classes in our high- schools. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  11. Drummond attributes the absence of the A vitamine in lard to the oxidation that takes place in the commercial rendering of this product. – The Vitamine Manual by Walter H. Eddy
  12. What these people need is not more muscle and the wearing off of fat but more air and the burning of it off by increased oxidation – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. Then, as you have pointed out, your limbs are longer and your chest smaller in proportion to the rest of the body; probably because, as you seem to say, your atmosphere is denser than ours, and we require ampler lungs to inhale the quantity of air necessary at each breath for the oxidation of the blood. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  14. Peat and swamp- muck, when properly prepared, furnish carbonic acid in large quantities during their slow oxidation in the soil. – Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson
  15. These electric currents set free oxygen and ozone, which in their turn support the oxidation and neutralization of systemic poisons. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  16. During the process of bread making the fat undergoes slight oxidation accompanied by changes in both physical and chemical properties. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  17. In brief, we are to study the set of processes known as respiration, by which oxygen is supplied to the various tissues, and by which the principal waste matters, or chief products of oxidation are removed. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  18. Oxidation with and without luciferase. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  19. The metaphor commonly used in reference to neglected pursuits is borrowed from the oxidation of metal; it is said that they become rusty. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  20. Then, sitting alone in the ruddy glow, with a rock for a stool, and another before him for an anvil, he scraped all he could of the greenish oxidation from the cover of the tube, and tried, as before, to wrench it off. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels