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HYDROXIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hydroxide mean? 

HYDROXIDE (noun)
  The noun HYDROXIDE has 2 senses:

1. a compound of an oxide with water
2. a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group

  Familiarity information: HYDROXIDE used as a noun is rare.


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HYDROXIDE (noun)


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Meaning:

A compound of an oxide with water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

hydrated oxide; hydroxide

Hypernyms ("hydroxide" is a kind of...):

chemical compound; compound ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hydroxide"):

aluminium hydroxide; aluminum hydroxide; hydrated aluminium oxide; hydrated aluminum oxide (white crystalline compound that occurs naturally as the mineral gibbsite)

calcium hydrate; calcium hydroxide; caustic lime; hydrated lime; lime; lime hydrate; slaked lime (a caustic substance produced by heating limestone)

magnesium hydroxide (a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines)

caustic potash; potash; potassium hydroxide (a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry)

caustic soda; sodium hydroxide (a strongly alkaline caustic used in manufacturing soap and paper and aluminum and various sodium compounds)


Sense 2hydroxide [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("hydroxide" is a kind of...):

chemical compound; compound ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)


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