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monoxide Syllabification: mon·ox·ide
Pronunciation: /məˈnäkˌsīd/

Definition of monoxide in English:


An oxide containing one atom of oxygen in its molecule or empirical formula.
Example sentences
  • This atomic chlorine reacts readily with ozone to produce chlorine monoxide and molecular oxygen.
  • He continued to work productively, analysing the chemistry of chlorine bleaches and preparing hypochlorous acid and chlorine monoxide for the first time.
  • The deleterious consumption of monoxides and dioxides has also weakened my mental acuity, sensitivity and enthusiasm.

Words that rhyme with monoxide

dioxide, dockside, hydroxide, oxide, peroxide
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