peroxide

Primary Meanings of peroxide

1.
nv
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
bleach with peroxide
2.
n
an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-
Full Definitions of peroxide
1

n 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
Type of:
oxidant, oxidiser, oxidizer, oxidizing agent
a substance that oxidizes another substance

v bleach with peroxide

“She must peroxide her hair-it looks unnaturally blond”
Type of:
bleach
make whiter or lighter
2

n an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-

Types:
benzoyl peroxide
a white crystalline peroxide used in bleaching (flour or oils or fats) and as a catalyst for free radical reactions
Type of:
oxide
any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

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