oxide

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noun ox·ide \ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of oxide

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

oxidic

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Origin and Etymology of oxide

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


First Known Use: 1790

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OXIDE Defined for English Language Learners

oxide

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noun ox·ide \ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of oxide for English Language Learners

  • chemistry : a compound of oxygen and another substance


OXIDE Defined for Kids

oxide

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noun ox·ide \ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Definition of oxide for Students

  1. :  a compound of oxygen with another element or group of elements <an iron oxide>


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oxide

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noun ox·ide \ˈäk-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of oxide

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


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