Dictionary.com

oxide

[ ok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ ˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd /
Save This Word!

noun Chemistry.

a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also ox·id [ok-sid]. /ˈɒk sɪd/.

Origin of oxide

1780–90; <French (now oxyde), blend of oxygène and acide.See oxygen, acid

OTHER WORDS FROM oxide

ox·id·ic [ok-sid-ik], /ɒkˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for oxide

British Dictionary definitions for oxide

oxide
/ (ˈɒksaɪd) /

noun

any compound of oxygen with another element
any organic compound in which an oxygen atom is bound to two alkyl or aryl groups; an ether or epoxide

Word Origin for oxide

C18: from French, from ox (ygène) + (ac) ide; see oxygen, acid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for oxide

oxide
[ ŏksīd′ ]

n.

A binary compound of an element or radical with oxygen.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for oxide

oxide
[ ŏksīd′ ]

A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2O) is an oxide.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Book Your Online Tutor Now