- a compound in which oxygen is bonded to one or more electropositive atoms.
Also ox·id [ok-sid] /ˈɒk sɪd/.
Origin of oxide
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- 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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- A binary compound of an element or radical with oxygen.
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- A compound of oxygen and another element or radical. Water (H2O) is an oxide.
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