Definition of "monoxide" []

  • An oxide with each molecule containing one oxygen atom. (noun)
  • An oxide that contains one oxygen atom per molecule (noun)

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Use "monoxide" in a sentence
  • "And I also proved that carbon monoxide is not deadly by sitting in a running vehicle for an hour."
  • "I dunno that that's so -- carbon monoxide is almost exactly the same density as air, and the National Fire Protection Association code is fine with putting a detector on the ceiling so long as it's someplace you can hear it."
  • "Carbon monoxide is a natural component of the atmosphere as well."