A chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group.(noun)
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Use "hydroxide" in a sentence
"But if we consider hydrogen as a gasiform metal, we naturally arrive at the conclusion that _water is the hydroxide of this gasiform metal_, that is _hydrogen hydroxide_, while gaseous hydrochloric and hydrosulphuric acids would be looked upon as respectively the chloride and the sulphide of the metal hydrogen."
"Calcium hydroxide is used as a processing agent, not a direct food additive."
"Either can be used to process corn into hominy or the base for masa, but cal hydroxide is easier to use and, usually, easier to find, Any building supply store will have it."