deoxidise (Brit.) v. remove oxygen; (Chemistry) cause a substance to undergo a loss of oxygen (also deoxidize)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • deoxidation — elements such as silicon and aluminum when added to molten steel react to form stable oxides and reduce the amount of dissolved oxygen. The solubility of oxygen in steel is reduced as temperature is lowered during solidification and the excess… …   Mechanics glossary

  • unkilled steel — steel which has been insufficiently deoxidised and evolves gas during solidification with the formation of blow holes …   Mechanics glossary

  • deoxidise — /diˈɒksədaɪz/ (say dee oksuhduyz) verb (t) (deoxidised, deoxidising) to remove oxygen from; reduce from the state of an oxide. Also, deoxidize. –deoxidisation /diˌɒksədaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say dee.oksuhduy zayshuhn), noun –deoxidiser, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • killed steel — /kɪld ˈstil/ (say kild steel) noun steel that has been fully deoxidised before casting, especially by the addition of manganese, silicon, and aluminium …   Australian English dictionary

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