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peroxide

noun per·ox·ide \ pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of peroxide

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

peroxidic

play \pə-ˌräk-ˈsi-dik\ adjective

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First Known Use of peroxide

1804


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peroxide

verb

Definition of peroxide

peroxided; peroxiding
transitive verb
:to treat with a peroxide; especially :to bleach (hair) with hydrogen peroxide

First Known Use of peroxide

1899


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peroxide

adjective

Definition of peroxide

:having or being bleached hair
  • a peroxide blonde

First Known Use of peroxide

1899



PEROXIDE Defined for English Language Learners

peroxide

noun

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

noun per·ox·ide \ pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd \

Definition of peroxide for Students


Medical Dictionary

peroxide

noun per·ox·ide \ pə-ˈräk-ˌsīd \

medical Definition of peroxide

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


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