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OXIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oxide mean? 

OXIDE (noun)
  The noun OXIDE has 1 sense:

1. any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

  Familiarity information: OXIDE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OXIDE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("oxide" 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 "oxide"):

titania; titanic oxide; titanium dioxide; titanium oxide (a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durability)

flowers of zinc; philosopher's wool; philosophers' wool; zinc oxide (oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment)

trioxide (an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen in the molecule)

tetroxide (an oxide containing four atoms of oxygen in the molecule)

superoxide (a metallic oxide containing the univalent anion O2-)

sulfur oxide; sulphur oxide (any of several oxides of sulphur)

silica; silicon dioxide; silicon oxide (a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechartelierite)

minium; red lead (a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics)

peroxide (an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-)

monoxide (an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule)

ferric oxide (a red oxide of iron)

dioxide (an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule)

copper oxide (an oxide of copper)

burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide; calx; fluxing lime; lime; quicklime; unslaked lime (a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide)

hydrogen peroxide; peroxide (a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels)

nitrogen oxide (any of several oxides of nitrogen formed by the action of nitric acid on oxidizable materials; present in car exhausts)

pentoxide (an oxide containing five atoms of oxygen in the molecule)

zirconia; zirconium dioxide; zirconium oxide (a white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes)


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