oxygenate

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oxygenate

[′äk·sə·jə‚nāt]
(chemistry)
To treat, infuse, or combine with oxygen.
(materials)
An oxygen-containing compound, such as an alcohol or an ether, used as an additive to gasoline to improve octane rating or antiknock characteristics.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Oxygenated Gasoline: Finished motor gasoline having an oxygen content of 1.8 percent or higher, by weight.
The House and Senate are considering legislation that would allow California to meet air-quality requirements without oxygenated gasoline.
More stringent requirements mandated by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 for summer gasoline vapor pressure and oxygenated gasoline, as well as the upcoming reduction in allowable sulfur content of diesel fuels, necessitated the upgrading of existing refineries.