Definition of oxide in English:
A binary compound of oxygen with another element or group.
- Nitrates are formed from reacting nitric acid with metal oxides, hydroxides, or carbonates.
- Exhaust from the automobile can contain carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, which are poisonous gases.
- It would set new caps for nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and mercury.
late 18th century: from French, from oxygène 'oxygen' + -ide (as in acide 'acid').
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