Definition of oxide in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɒksʌɪd


A binary compound of oxygen with another element or group: nitrogen oxide
More example sentences
  • 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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