oxide

noun
ox·​ide | \ ˈäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce oxide (audio) \

Definition of oxide

: a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element or group

Other Words from oxide

oxidic \ äk-​ˈsi-​dik How to pronounce oxide (audio) \ adjective

Examples of oxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Internal Revenue Code Section 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration (CCUS) would be extended, though the bill lowers the minimum amount of carbon oxide that must be captured to qualify. Allan Marks, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 To work, the lithium ions must be moved back and forth between two ends of the battery cell: one typically made of some kind of metal oxide and the other primarily out of graphite. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, 13 July 2022 Prices of uranium oxide have soared to $57.50 per pound, levels last seen more than a decade ago before the Fukushima disaster turned global sentiment against nuclear energy. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 In this case, copper oxide and strontium carbonate get the job done. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 30 June 2022 Two other chemicals, perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) have been introduced as partial replacements for the ones listed above. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 15 June 2022 Nitrous oxide is used primarily by dental offices during surgeries. Darius Tahir, CBS News, 3 June 2022 Nitrous oxide is used primarily by dental offices during surgeries. Darius Tahir, Fortune, 2 June 2022 Arrayed on wood tables in the center of the gallery, the sculptures portray viruses glazed in luscious hues of copper oxide green, magenta, and brownish-green. Steven Litt, cleveland, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of oxide

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxide

French oxide, oxyde, from ox- (from oxygène oxygen) + -ide (from acide acid)

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9 Aug 2022

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“Oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxide. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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oxide

noun
ox·​ide | \ ˈäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce oxide (audio) \

Kids Definition of oxide

: a compound of oxygen with another element or group of elements an iron oxide

oxide

noun
ox·​ide | \ ˈäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce oxide (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxide

: a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element or chemical group

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