In certain cases to oxidize is identical with to acidify; for, in nearly all cases, the more oxygen a substance
contains the more nearly does it approximate to acid qualities; thus, by oxidation many elements, as
sulphur, nitrogen, carbon, chromium, manganese, etc., pass into compounds which are acid anhydrides,
and thus practically in the acid state.
(Ox"i*dize`ment) n. Oxidation. [R.]
(Ox"i*di`zer) n. (Chem.) An agent employed in oxidation, or which facilitates or brings about
combination with oxygen; as, nitric acid, chlorine, bromine, etc., are strong oxidizers.
(Ox*id"u*la`ted) a. (Chem.) Existing in the state of a protoxide; said of an oxide. [R.]
(Ox"ime) n. (Chem.) One of a series of isonitroso derivatives obtained by the action of hydroxylamine
on aldehydes or ketones.
(Ox*in"dol) n. [Oxygen + indol.] (Chem.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance (C8H7NO)
of the indol group, obtained by the reduction of dioxindol. It is a so-called lactam compound.
(Ox`i*od"ic) a. [Oxy- (a) + iodic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain compounds of
iodine and oxygen.
(Ox"like) a. Characteristic of, or like, an ox.
(Ox"lip`) n. [AS. oxanslyppe. See Ox, and Cowslip.] (Bot.) The great cowslip
(Ox"o*nate) n. (Chem.) A salt of oxonic acid.
(Ox*o"ni*an) a. Of or relating to the city or the university of Oxford, England. Macaulay.
(Ox*o"ni*an), n. A student or graduate of Oxford University, in England.
(Ox*on"ic) a. [Prob. glyoxalic + carbonic.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex
nitrogenous acid (C4H5N3O4) not known in the free state, but obtained, in combination with its salts, by
a slow oxidation of uric acid, to which it is related.
(Ox"peck`er) n. (Zoöl.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga; the beefeater.
(Ox"shoe`) n. A shoe for oxen, consisting of a flat piece of iron nailed to the hoof.
(Ox"ter) n. [AS. ohsta.] The armpit; also, the arm. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Ox"tongue`) n. (Bot.) A name given to several plants, from the shape and roughness of
their leaves; as, Anchusa officinalis, a kind of bugloss, and Helminthia echioides, both European herbs.
Oxy acid. See Oxyacid
(Ox"y-) (Chem.) A prefix, also used adjectively, designating: (a) A compound containing oxygen.
(b) A compound containing the hydroxyl group, more properly designated by hydroxy-. See Hydroxy-.
(Ox`y*a*ce"tic) a. [Oxy- (b) + acetic.] Hydroxyacetic; designating an acid called also glycolic
(Ox`y*ac"id) n. [Oxy- (a) + acid.] (Chem.) An acid containing oxygen, as chloric acid or
sulphuric acid; contrasted with the hydracids, which contain no oxygen, as hydrochloric acid. See
Acid, and Hydroxy-.
(Ox`y*am*mo"ni*a) n. [Oxy- (b) + ammonia.] (Chem.) Same as Hydroxylamine.