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

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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 On the other hand, the OnePlus 9 Pro has a 120Hz Fluid Display 2.0 AMOLED screen with new LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) tech. Zach Epstein, BGR, "OnePlus 9 Pro vs. OnePlus 9 review: Comparing 2021’s most impressive Androids," 23 Mar. 2021 Linalool, Limonene, α-Phellandrene, β-Caryophyllene, Citronellol, Nerolidol, Naphthalene, Myrcene, Nerol, Citral, Valencene, Caryophyllene oxide. Lindsey Bartlett, Forbes, "Cannabis Brand Cookies Enters The CBD And Mushroom Medicine Game With Caps Line," 24 Feb. 2021 Bloom Energy manufactures and markets solid oxide fuel cells that produce electricity on-site. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, "Top Stocks To Short Today As The Major Indices Jump To Record Highs," 16 Apr. 2021 Behind the OnePlus 9 Pro’s ultra-smooth responsiveness, low-temperature polycrystalline oxide – or LTPO for short – represents the most advanced backplane technology used in high-end OLED displays. Zach Epstein, BGR, "OnePlus 9 Pro vs. OnePlus 9 review: Comparing 2021’s most impressive Androids," 23 Mar. 2021 In the past decade, researchers have developed ways to deposit thin layers of superconducting rare-earth barium copper oxide (ReBCO) on metal tape. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Fusion startup plans reactor with small but powerful superconducting magnets," 3 Mar. 2021 The last time Cameco saw year-over-year net income growth was 2015, when the spot price of uranium oxide hovered above $35 a pound for most of the year. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, "Uranium Has That Healthy Glow Again," 23 Mar. 2021 Be careful not to use anything poisonous for your pet such as products with zinc or titanium oxide. Nicole Letts, Southern Living, "Why Is My Dog's Nose Dry?," 13 Mar. 2021 Ethylene oxide is a flammable gas that is primarily used to produce chemicals like antifreeze, but is also used as a pesticide and sterilizing agent, according to Cancer.gov. Erin Yarnall, chicagotribune.com, "Gurnee mayoral candidates at odds over how to deal with Vantage Specialty Chemicals emissions," 12 Mar. 2021

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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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5 May 2021

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“Oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxide. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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oxide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oxide

chemistry : a compound of oxygen and another substance

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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