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 oxidic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of oxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My impression is about 90 percent of the field’s effort is focused on how to understand copper oxide superconductors. Quanta Magazine, "An Explorer of Quantum Borderlands," 9 June 2016 Alex gets pulled out of the zinc, through the circuit and into the manganese oxide. Robert Masse, The Conversation, "How do lithium-ion batteries work?," 15 July 2019 Here, the team found a thin layer of vanadium oxide, but struggled to work out how this could have formed, for the statue’s bronze shows no trace of vanadium. The Economist, "Buried metal artefacts gather stories on their surfaces," 4 July 2019 Additional proteins on the surface of the virus attract more and more cobalt oxide particles. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "The Next Generation of Batteries Could Be Built by Viruses," 26 Feb. 2020 Whittingham developed the first functional lithium battery in the early 1970s, but Goodenough was able to double the battery's potential in 1980 by using lithium cobalt oxide as the cathode of a lithium-ion battery, the foundation said. Allen Kim, CNN, "John B. Goodenough just became the oldest person, at 97, to win a Nobel Prize," 9 Oct. 2019 By 1980, building on Whittingham’s work, Goodenough had doubled the capacity of the battery to four volts by using cobalt oxide in the cathode — one of two electrodes, along with the anode, that make up the ends of a battery. Washington Post, "Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries," 9 Oct. 2019 By 1980, building on Whittingham’s work, Goodenough had doubled the capacity of the battery to four volts by using cobalt oxide in the cathode — one of two electrodes, along with the anode, that make up the ends of a battery. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries," 9 Oct. 2019 Cutting ship speeds by 20% could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from ships by 24%, according to the study, as well as reduce the amount of nitrogen and sulfur oxides released into the atmosphere. Haleluya Hadero And Brandon Miller, CNN, "Why slowing down ships could help save the planet," 25 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of oxide was in 1788

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6 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxide. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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oxide

noun
How to pronounce oxide (audio)

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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