[ ok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ ˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd /
a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
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Also ox·id [ok-sid]. /ˈɒk sɪd/.
Origin of oxide
1780–90; <French (now oxyde
), blend of oxygène
OTHER WORDS FROM oxideox·id·ic [ok-sid-ik], /ɒkˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oxide
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
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Medical definitions for oxide
A binary compound of an element or radical with oxygen.
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Scientific definitions for oxide
A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2O) is an oxide.
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