Meaning of oxidation-reduction

ox•i•da•tion-re•duc•tion

Pronunciation: (ok"si-dā'shun-ri-duk'shun), [key]
— Chem. Chem.
—n.
  1. a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to such a reaction. Also called
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