oxo

adjective
\ ˈäk-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce oxo (audio) \

Definition of oxo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: containing oxygen

Definition of oxo- (Entry 2 of 2)

— see ox-

Examples of oxo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Two of the biodegradable bags were oxo-biodegradable. Laura Parker, National Geographic, "Biodegradable shopping bags buried for three years still work," 28 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of oxo

Adjective

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxo

Adjective

ox-

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“Oxo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxo. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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oxo

adjective
\ ˈäk-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce oxo (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxo

: containing oxygen

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