peroxides; peroxided

Definitions of peroxide
  1. noun
    a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used (in aqueous solutions) as a mild disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
    synonyms: hydrogen peroxide
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    type of:
    oxidant, oxidiser, oxidizer, oxidizing agent
    a substance that oxidizes another substance
  2. verb
    bleach with peroxide
    “She must peroxide her hair-it looks unnaturally blond”
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    type of:
    make whiter or lighter
  3. noun
    an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-
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    benzoyl peroxide
    a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions
    type of:
    any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
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