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
Recent Examples of sulfide from the Web
In January, private testing by Jim Riffle of Auburn Environmental found hydrogen sulfide present at the site in concentrations two to three times higher than the U.S. EPA deems acceptable.
The atmosphere is toxic with high concentrations of carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and other gases.
Carbon dioxide, water vapor, sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide are the most common gases being released.
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First Known Use of sulfide
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Definition of sulfide for English Language Learners
chemistry : a compound that contains sulfur and one or more other chemical elements
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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