Usage examples for oxidizes

  1. This fungus is filled with an orange milky fluid, which becomes green on exposure to the air, and it is consequently the juice which oxidizes on exposure. – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  2. Under weathering conditions pyrite oxidizes, the sulphur forming sulphuric acid,- an important agent in the secondary enrichment of copper and other sulphides,- and the iron forming the minerals hematite and limonite in the shape of a " gossan" or " iron- cap." – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  3. In the same way that seeds gradually die, fruits and vegetables go through a similar process as their nutritional content gradually oxidizes or is broken down by the vegetables own enzymes, but vegetables lose nutrition hundreds of times more rapidly than cereals. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  4. As a pure metal it is hard to obtain and very hard to maintain, as it readily oxidizes when in contact with the air. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  5. Potassium permanganate, however, oxidizes the poison completely. – Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron) by William Anderson Syme
  6. This gold is arranged in a great variety of design and, after being beaten in, the article is subjected to powerful heat, which oxidizes the metal and thus prevents any change due to the weather. – The Critic in the Orient by George Hamlin Fitch
  7. Towards the close of the experiment, when the O is nearly all combined, P2O3 is formed, as it is also when P oxidizes at a low temperature. – An Introduction to Chemical Science by R.P. Williams
  8. The reason for this is that luciferin oxidizes even in absence of luciferase and will then no longer give light with luciferase. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey
  9. Oxygen enters at the draft and for the most part passes out at the flue, but in passing through the stove it unites with, or oxidizes, the fuel, causing the combustion which produces the heat. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  10. It is, of course, obvious that when luciferin oxidizes, some oxidation products must be formed. – The Nature of Animal Light by E. Newton Harvey