peroxide

noun
per·​ox·​ide | \ pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce peroxide (audio) \

Definition of peroxide

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a compound (such as hydrogen peroxide) in which oxygen is visualized as joined to oxygen

peroxide

verb
peroxided; peroxiding

Definition of peroxide (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to treat with a peroxide especially : to bleach (hair) with hydrogen peroxide

peroxide

adjective

Definition of peroxide (Entry 3 of 3)

: having or being bleached hair a peroxide blonde

Other Words from peroxide

Noun

peroxidic \ pə-​ˌräk-​ˈsi-​dik How to pronounce peroxide (audio) \ adjective

Examples of peroxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Benzoyl peroxide actively fights acne by reducing the bacteria that cause breakouts while dissolving the dirt and oil that build up to form blackheads. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 While Benzoyl peroxide is a very effective antibacterial agent, very often these products can be drying. Allure, 16 May 2022 Using a formula packed with hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide will polish off stains and boost the overall appearance of your teeth. ELLE, 14 May 2022 Use products with carbamide peroxide (instead of hydrogen peroxide). Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 10 Dec. 2021 Benzoyl peroxide products should be used with caution as it is known to be a skin irritant when exposed to the skin for long periods of time and can bleach the hairline and clothes. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 May 2022 Dua Lipa's gold nails and face-framing baby braids made for a playfully chic look, a vibe echoed by Gigi Hadid's peroxide lengths, white wings, and peachy pink pout. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2022 Hydrogen peroxide unfortunately does not discriminate between bacteria cells and our own cells. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2022 Hydrogen peroxide has been used as an antiseptic since the 1920s. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Freshly peroxided, Mock headed to the skatepark later that day. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 4 Feb. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The peroxide blonde model, who hails from upstate New York and is one of six siblings, has fronted numerous campaigns for the storied Italian brand. Eni Subair, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of peroxide

Noun

1804, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1899, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peroxide was in 1804

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23 Jun 2022

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“Peroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peroxide. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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peroxide

noun
per·​ox·​ide | \ pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce peroxide (audio) \

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peroxide

noun
per·​ox·​ide | \ pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd How to pronounce peroxide (audio) \

Medical Definition of peroxide

: a compound (as hydrogen peroxide) in which oxygen is visualized as joined to oxygen

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