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peroxide

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noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

Definition of peroxide

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

peroxidic

play \pə-ˌräk-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

First Known Use of peroxide

1804


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peroxide

verb per·ox·ide

Definition of peroxide

peroxided

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peroxiding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to treat with a peroxide; especially :  to bleach (hair) with hydrogen peroxide

First Known Use of peroxide

1899


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peroxide

adjective per·ox·ide

Definition of peroxide

  1. :  having or being bleached hair a peroxide blonde

First Known Use of peroxide

1899



PEROXIDE Defined for English Language Learners

peroxide

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Definition of peroxide for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical that is used chiefly to kill bacteria or to make hair lighter in color


PEROXIDE Defined for Kids

peroxide

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noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

Definition of peroxide for Students


Medical Dictionary

peroxide

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noun per·ox·ide \pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of peroxide

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



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