Definition of "sulfide" [sulfide]

  • A compound of bivalent sulfur with an electropositive element or group, especially a binary compound of sulfur with a metal. (noun)

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Use "sulfide" in a sentence
  • "She was even taught how to brush the mixture of alcohol and zinc sulfide from the small rectangle glasses used for scintillation counting."
  • "In the case of radium, I want to know who had the skills to prepare radium sources, brush the mixture of alcohol and zinc sulfide from the small rectangular glasses used for scintillation counting, read the photographic plates of emulsions, set up apparatus for experimental work, analyze radium samples, define radium doses for medical use, and perform experiments."
  • "Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical that gives farts their awful smell."