Definition of dioxide in English:


Line breaks: di|ox¦ide
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈɒksʌɪd


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