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dioxide Syllabification: di·ox·ide
Pronunciation: /dīˈäkˌsīd/

Definition of dioxide in English:


An oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in its molecule or empirical formula.
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.

Words that rhyme with dioxide

dockside, hydroxide, monoxide, oxide, peroxide

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