hydride

noun
hy·​dride | \ ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce hydride (audio) \

Definition of hydride

: a compound of hydrogen with a more electropositive element or group

Examples of hydride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If enough hydrogen is added, a hydride may even become superconducting. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Hydride predicted to be superconductive at room temperature," 6 Sep. 2019 Helium hydride has long presented challenges to scientists. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Found the Oldest Molecules in the Universe," 18 Apr. 2019 Scientists were able to alter GREAT by adding a channel specifically geared towards helium hydride. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Found the Oldest Molecules in the Universe," 18 Apr. 2019 Only when helium hydride started forming could the universe cool down and expand. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Found the Oldest Molecules in the Universe," 18 Apr. 2019 The space agency used to rely on older battery types, like nickel-metal hydride or nickel hydrogen — the main type of battery used for storing energy on the ISS. Loren Grush, The Verge, "NASA is prepared if a battery ever explodes in space," 17 Aug. 2018 Both the car’s nickel-metal-hydride hybrid battery and 9.5-gallon fuel tank are below the rear seat, allowing the interior to have a total of 104 cubic feet of space, including 87.4 cubic feet in the passenger compartment. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "COMPACT," 13 July 2018 And the hybrid model was updated with a lithium-ion battery pack, replacing nickel-metal hydride. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: When mileage and elegance matter," 15 May 2018 There is a lithium-ion battery pack on the LE grade, and a nickel-metal-hydride battery on SE and XLE versions. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Stylishly redesigned Toyota Camry has lots of new technology, features," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hydride

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydride.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydride. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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hydride

noun
hy·​dride | \ ˈhī-ˌdrīd How to pronounce hydride (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydride

: a compound of hydrogen with a more electropositive element or group

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