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oxide

[ ok-sahyd, -sid ]

noun

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


oxide

/ ˈɒksaɪd /

noun

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


oxide

/ ŏksīd′ /

  1. A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H 2 O) is an oxide.


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Other Words From

  • ox·id·ic [ok-, sid, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxide1

First recorded in 1780–90; from French (now oxyde ), blend of ox(ygène) oxygen and (ac)ide acid
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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxide1

C18: from French, from ox ( ygène ) + ( ac ) ide; see oxygen , acid
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Example Sentences

Nitrogen oxide gases produced by traffic are a powerful precursor to cities’ elevated ozone levels, which can damage the lungs and trigger respiratory ailments.

Current sachets use a few layers of plastic for strength and one of aluminum oxide, to provide a barrier against the liquid oozing out.

From Fortune

D’Arcy notes that one group has combined bricks with metal oxide nanoparticles to help filter pollution out of the air, and another has created bricks that can conduct electricity by incorporating electrodes made from carbon nanomaterials.

The researchers found that the peak drop occurred in April, when globally averaged CO2 emissions and nitrogen oxides fell by roughly 30 percent from baseline, mostly due to reduced driving.

The pair then isolated two bacterial species that, when present together, generate manganese oxide.

Nitric oxide helps to promote the flow of oxygen, so it may improve your endurance and fight fatigue during your sweat session.

Campbell is quoted saying “Nitrous oxide can explode on its own.”

Nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, gives one an exhilarating feeling while operating as an anesthetic.

Tragic indeed are those whip-it rumors about Demi Moore, for the allure of nitrous oxide is hardly a mystery to me.

The zirconium alloy will react with water to produce hydrogen and oxide, but it also produces heat that has to be removed.

Reddish and yellowish sandy clay, coloured by oxide of iron, and used as pigments by the natives.

Blew in two faces & got good looking ore seamed with a black incrustation, oxide of something, but what could not determine.

The properties of ammoniacal solutions of silver oxide are in entire agreement with this conception.

It is, in fact, on account of this property, that potassium oxide is decomposed by water.

The oxide, K2O, is decomposed by neutralizing hydrogen ions formed by the primary ionization of water.

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