Definition of "dioxide" []

  • A compound with two oxygen atoms per molecule. (noun)
  • Any oxide containing two oxygen atoms per molecule, both of which are bonded to an atom of another element (noun)

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Use "dioxide" in a sentence
  • "Any further increases of CO2 in the atmosphere will have minimal, if not negligible, effects on the temperature (see "Carbon dioxide is already absorbing almost all it can")."
  • "The YeZ is a concept car designed to photosynthesize carbon dioxide from the air, much like a plant."
  • "And carbon dioxide is the predominant greenhouse gas."