Definition of monoxide
: an oxide containing one atom of oxygen in a molecule
Recent Examples of monoxide from the Web
Generating capacity would be improved from 920 megawatts to 1,200 megawatts while emissions of carbon monoxide and particulates would be cut by 70 percent, according to FPL.
The culprit: A clogged vent on a water heater sent excess carbon monoxide into the apartment.
A person found dead inside a burning car parked at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle this week appears to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the DuPage County coroner's office said Friday.
HB 4758: Require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in public schools.
Carter and Roy were teenagers when Roy, then 18, took his own life in 2014 by pumping his truck cab full of carbon monoxide.
Firefighters found the four suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning just after 7 p.m. Saturday near Weaver and Oak streets in Olathe.
The judge found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad Roy III, who intentionally filled his truck with carbon monoxide in a Fairhaven, Massachusetts, store parking lot in July 2014.
More than 30 people were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning from a damaged oil boiler in a building in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday.
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Origin and Etymology of monoxide
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1868See Words from the same year
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