peroxide

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1per·ox·ide

noun \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

: a chemical that is used chiefly to kill bacteria or to make hair lighter in color

Full Definition of PEROXIDE

:  a compound (as hydrogen peroxide) in which oxygen is visualized as joined to oxygen
per·ox·id·ic \-ˌräk-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

First Known Use of PEROXIDE

1804

2peroxide

verb
peroxid·edperoxid·ing

Definition of PEROXIDE

transitive verb
:  to treat with a peroxide; especially :  to bleach (hair) with hydrogen peroxide

First Known Use of PEROXIDE

1906

3peroxide

adjective

Definition of PEROXIDE

:  having or being bleached hair <a peroxide blonde>

First Known Use of PEROXIDE

1920

per·ox·ide

noun \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PEROXIDE

: a compound (as hydrogen peroxide) in which oxygen is visualized as joined to oxygen

peroxide

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of a class of chemical compounds in which two oxygen atoms are linked by a single covalent bond. Several organic (see organic compound) and inorganic (see inorganic compound) peroxides are useful as bleaching and oxidizing agents (see oxidation-reduction), as initiators of polymerization reactions, and in the preparation of hydrogen peroxide (a mild bleach and antiseptic) and other oxygen compounds. The peroxide anion (chemical formula O2) is present in peroxides of inorganic compounds.

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