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1peroxide

noun per·ox·ide \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
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peroxide

noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

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peroxide

noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of PEROXIDE

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

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