There are a dozen definitions of the verb oxidize in various dictionaries. My question is whether the definition in the end of this post holds true. I have added the words in bold.
And if we think of oxidation as "electron theft", would the two pairs of three sentences match as to who's getting "robbed"?
Oxygen oxidizes Sodium. Sodium is oxidized by Oxygen. Sodium oxidizes (intransitive).
Oliver robs Sophie. Sophie is robbed by Oliver. Sophie robs.
"Undergo or cause to undergo a reaction in which electrons are lost to oxygen or another species"