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or -id

a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds:
Origin of -ide
extracted from oxide Unabridged
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  • This yarn about his comin' this way is on'y got up to 'IDE the fact that they don't know a thing about it.

    A Little Bush Maid Mary Grant Bruce
  • "Well, you see Leila did everything 'regularly,' as the French say," IDE rejoined.

    Autres Temps... Edith Wharton
  • "Wait here a few minutes," he said, leaving IDE in a quiet and shadowed spot.

  • IDE followed her gesture, and then turned his eyes back to her face.

    Autres Temps... Edith Wharton
  • Mrs. Lidcote's thoughts fled back to what she had said to IDE the day before on the deck of the Utopia.

    Autres Temps... Edith Wharton
  • It makes me want to git into me own pocket and 'IDE, to 'ave to tell it.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Dwight Wade had taken up his pack and calipers, and was waiting for IDE with some impatience.

  • And she laughed, but I'm not easy blinded, and well I see as she only laughed to 'IDE a bleedin' 'art.

  • He had drawn up a fine code of laws for the Islands known as the IDE code.

  • "You oughter be in 'IDE Park, you ought," said the sceptical fireman.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for IDE


another name for the silver orfe See orfe
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin idus, from Swedish id


(added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compound: sodium chloride
indicating an organic compound derived from another: acetanilide
indicating one of a class of compounds or elements: peptide, lanthanide
Word Origin
from German -id, from French oxideoxide, based on the suffix of acideacid
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Word Origin and History for IDE


suffix used to form names of simple compounds of an element with another element or radical; originally abstracted from oxide, the first so classified.

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IDE in Medicine

-ide suff.

  1. Group of related chemical compounds: monosaccharide.

  2. Binary compound: sodium chloride.

  3. Chemical element with properties similar to another: lanthanide.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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IDE in Science
A suffix used to form the names of various chemical compounds, especially the second part of the name of a compound that has two members (such as sodium chloride) or the name of a general type of compound (such as polysaccharide).
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