oxide

noun ox·ide \ ˈäk-ˌsīd \

Definition of oxide

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

oxidic

play \äk-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of oxide

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

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OXIDE Defined for English Language Learners

oxide

noun

Definition of oxide for English Language Learners

  • chemistry : a compound of oxygen and another substance


OXIDE Defined for Kids

oxide

noun ox·ide \ ˈäk-ˌsīd \

Definition of oxide for Students

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

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oxide

noun ox·ide \ ˈäk-ˌsīd \

medical Definition of oxide

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

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