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dioxide
American English: /daɪˈɑkˌsaɪd/
British English: /dʌɪˈɒksʌɪd/

Translation of dioxide in Spanish:

noun

countable or uncountable
  • (Chemistry) carbon/sulphur dioxide
    dióxido or bióxido de carbono/azufre
    anhídrido (masculine) carbónico/sulfuroso
    Example sentences
    • The clay body is held together firmly by the collapsed molecules of aluminum dioxide and silicon oxide, which intermesh like a basket weave.
    • High concentrations of nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxides, and lead apparently often cancel the need for traditional blue.
    • Plastic production is water-intensive and causes air emissions of hydrocarbons, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and carbon dioxides.

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