: containing oxygen or additional oxygen
often used in combination

Examples of oxy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Automatic Carpet Cleaner $294 at Overstock Pros Cleans on forward pass, dries on back pass On-board container of oxy stain solution Cons Cord is a little shorter than other full-size models This full-size carpet cleaner from Hoover has plenty of loyal fans. goodhousekeeping.com, 28 Apr. 2023 Among the features that make this a stand-out option for pet messes are the onboard wand of oxy stain solution to zap pet messes and Heatforce technology that helps carpets dry faster so your furry friends don't have to be kept out of the room for long. goodhousekeeping.com, 28 Apr. 2023 Each myoglobin molecule can bind one oxygen molecule to form oxy-myoglobin, which is bright red. Elsbeth Sites, Discover Magazine, 22 Apr. 2014 The plate then converts water into oxy-hydrogen (a combustible gas that used to be widely used) which ignites a sparker, shooting the robot into the air. Lauren Sigfusson, Discover Magazine, 26 Oct. 2017 Fortunately, the use of a hot wrench (oxy-acetylene torch) or a hacksaw will cure the problem in a jiffy. Car and Driver, 28 Sep. 2022 The company is a global manufacturer of welding products, arc welding equipment, welding consumables, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting equipment and robotic welding systems. Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 The company, Black Hills Energy, will help the school test a new technology called flameless, pressurized oxy-fuel. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2020

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Word History


French, from oxygène oxygen

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxy was in 1910

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“Oxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxy. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


: containing oxygen or additional oxygen
often used in combination
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