a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
- Also ox·id [ok-sid]. /ˈɒk sɪd/.
- ox·id·ic [ok-sid-ik], /ɒkˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective
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How to use oxide in a sentence
The introduction of zinc oxid, aromatic and antiseptic oils and animal fat was a new feature.
Coffee cellulose gives a blue color with sulphuric acid and iodin, and is dissolved by an ammoniacal solution of copper oxid.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
Should a house painted with a mixture of linseed oil, lead oxid, and barium sulphate go to buildings or coating compositions?The Classification of Patents | United States Patent Office
Iodum-Miller is a heavy, dark liquid having an odor characteristic of ether (ethyl oxid).
A weak electric current is set up between the gold and tin, and tin oxid is formed.Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth | Henry L. Ambler
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
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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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