[ ok-sahyd, -sid ]
/ ˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd /

noun Chemistry.

a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
Also ox·id [ok-sid] /ˈɒk sɪd/.

Origin of oxide

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


ox·id·ic [ok-sid-ik] /ɒkˈsɪd ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oxide

/ (ˈɒksaɪd) /


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

[ ŏksīd′ ]


A binary compound of an element or radical with oxygen.
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Scientific definitions for oxide

[ ŏksīd′ ]

A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2O) is an oxide.
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