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oxide

noun ox·ide \ˈäk-ˌsīd\

chemistry : a compound of oxygen and another substance

Full Definition of OXIDE

:  a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element or group
ox·id·ic \äk-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

Origin of OXIDE

French oxide, oxyde, from ox- (from oxygène oxygen) + -ide (from acide acid)
First Known Use: 1790

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous
OXIDIC Defined for Kids

oxide

noun ox·ide \ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of OXIDE for Kids

:  a compound of oxygen with another element or group of elements <an iron oxide>
Medical Dictionary

oxide

noun ox·ide \ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of OXIDE

:  a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element or chemical group

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