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Definition of "oxide" []

  • A binary compound of an element or radical with oxygen. (noun)
  • Any compound of oxygen with another element (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any organic compound in which an oxygen atom is bound to two alkyl or aryl groups; an ether or epoxide (noun)

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Use "oxide" in a sentence
  • "Import of the term oxide as applied to a gaseous body -- carbonic ox. contains half as much oxygen as carbonic acid -- hence may be obtained by abstracting from carbonic acid half its oxygen."
  • "Nitrous oxide is 300 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide."
  • "Titanium oxide is cheap and safe, already being used in many products ranging from face powder to white paint, the professor said."