Having the power to oxidize; denoting a process involving oxidation.

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ox·i·da·tive 'äk-sə-.dāt-iv adj of, relating to, or characterized by oxidation
ox·i·da·tive·ly adv

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ox·i·da·tive (okґsĭ-da-tiv) 1. pertaining to oxidation. 2. capable of oxidation.

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