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oxide

Definitions of oxide
  1. noun
    any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
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    titania, titanic oxide, titanium dioxide, titanium oxide
    a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durability
    pentoxide
    an oxide containing five atoms of oxygen in the molecule
    nitrogen oxide
    any of several oxides of nitrogen formed by the action of nitric acid on oxidizable materials; present in car exhausts
    burnt lime, calcined lime, calcium oxide, calx, fluxing lime, lime, quicklime, unslaked lime
    a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    copper oxide
    an oxide of copper
    dioxide
    an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
    ferric oxide
    a red oxide of iron
    monoxide
    an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule
    peroxide
    an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-
    minium, red lead
    a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics
    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 lechatelierite
    sulfur oxide, sulphur oxide
    any of several oxides of sulphur
    superoxide
    a metallic oxide containing the univalent anion O2-
    tetroxide
    an oxide containing four atoms of oxygen in the molecule
    trioxide
    an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen in the molecule
    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
    zirconia, zirconium dioxide, zirconium oxide
    a white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes
    nitrogen dioxide
    a highly poisonous brown gas (NO2)
    arsenic, arsenic trioxide, arsenous anhydride, arsenous oxide, ratsbane, white arsenic
    a white powdered poisonous trioxide of arsenic; used in manufacturing glass and as a pesticide (rat poison) and weed killer
    benzoyl peroxide
    a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions
    CO2, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid gas
    a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
    CO, carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide gas
    an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
    chlorine dioxide
    an explosive gas (ClO2) used chiefly in bleaching paper or starch or soap or flour and in water purification
    chert
    variety of silica containing microcrystalline quartz
    flint
    a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
    rust
    a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
    silex
    a pure form of finely ground silica
    sulfur dioxide, sulphur dioxide
    a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain
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    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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