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peroxide

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noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

Simple Definition of peroxide

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peroxide

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

peroxidic

play \-ˌräk-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

1804

First Known Use of peroxide

1804


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peroxide

verb per·ox·ide

Definition of peroxide

peroxided

peroxiding

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



1906

First Known Use of peroxide

1906


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peroxide

adjective per·ox·ide

Definition of peroxide

  1. :  having or being bleached hair <a peroxide blonde>



1920

First Known Use of peroxide

1920



PEROXIDE Defined for Kids

peroxide

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noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

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Medical Dictionary

peroxide

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noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of peroxide

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




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