sulfide

noun
sul·​fide | \ ˈsəl-ˌfīd How to pronounce sulfide (audio) \

Definition of sulfide

1 : any of various organic compounds characterized by a sulfur atom attached to two carbon atoms
2 : a binary compound (such as CuS) of sulfur usually with a more electropositive element or group : a salt of hydrogen sulfide

Examples of sulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the team writes in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, the individuals were likely exposed to mercury through cinnabar, a toxic mercury sulfide mineral that yields a bright red powder when pulverized. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Nov. 2021 Also called bit noon, among other names, its color (which is actually more red than black) and eggy, sulfuric aroma comes from iron-sulfide. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 22 Oct. 2021 Hydrogen sulfide is produced by decaying organic matter such as dead animals or dying plants. Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2021 Cadmium minerals are very rare and include cadmoselite (a cadmium-selenide), greenockite (a cadmium-sulfide) and otavite (a cadmium-carbonate). David Bressan, Forbes, 4 July 2021 That's because minerals such as copper are buried in sulfide-bearing rock that must be crushed for the copper to be released. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, 19 July 2021 Dangerous fireworks include rockets, firecrackers, Roman candles and those made with a variety of chemicals such as boron and arsenic sulfide. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2021 Solid Power is pursuing another electrolyte material called a sulfide, and may be further down the testing route than QuantumScape. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 16 June 2021 Unlike taconite or iron ore mining, hard rock mining involves crushing sulfide-bearing ore that can turn into toxic sulfuric acid, or acid mine drainage, when it's exposed to the elements. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of sulfide

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sulfide was in 1836

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29 Nov 2021

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“Sulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sulfide. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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sulfide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sulfide

: a compound that contains sulfur and one or more other chemical elements

sulfide

noun
sul·​fide
variants: or chiefly British sulphide \ ˈsəl-​ˌfīd How to pronounce sulfide (audio) \

Medical Definition of sulfide

1 : any of various organic compounds characterized by a sulfur atom attached to two carbon atoms
2 : a binary compound (as CuS) of sulfur usually with a more electropositive element or group : a salt of hydrogen sulfide

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