oxidarse
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oxidarse(
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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to corrode)
a. to rust
Los tubos de metal se habían oxidado y por eso se rompieron.The metal tubes had rusted, so they broke.
b. to go rusty
Los tornillos de mi bici se oxidaron y los tuve que cambiar.The screws on my bike went rusty and I had to change them.
2. (chemistry)
a. to oxidize
Algunas frutas, como las manzanas y los plátanos, se oxidan al poco tiempo de partirlas.Certain fruits, like apples and bananas, oxidize soon after slicing them.
b. to oxidise (United Kingdom)
Cuando se da una transferencia de electrones, una sustancia se oxida y la otra se reduce.When there's an electron transfer, one of the substances oxidises while the other is reduced.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be out of practice)
a. to get rusty
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Si no practicas tu alemán, te vas a oxidar.If you don't practice your German, you'll get rusty.
oxidar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to corrode)
a. to rust
El vinagre puede oxidar un metal rápidamente.Vinegar can rust metals quickly.
5. (chemistry)
a. to oxidize
Esta sustancia puede oxidar el ácido clorhídrico.This substance can oxidize hydrochloric acid.
b. to oxidise (United Kingdom)
El experimento en el laboratorio consistió en oxidar un compuesto para producir una reacción.The lab experiment consisted in oxidising a compound to produce a reaction.
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oxidar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to rust
2. (chemistry)
a. to oxidize
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (también fig)
a. to get rusty
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oxidar
transitive verb
1 [+metal] to rust
2 (Química) to oxidize
pronominal verb
oxidarse
1 [+metal] to rust; go rusty
2 (Química) to oxidize
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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