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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Divalent anionic oxygen, or a compound of oxygen, especially a binary compound of oxygen with a more electropositive element.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See oxid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A binary compound of oxygen with an atom or radical, or a compound which is regarded as binary

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  • noun chemistry A binary chemical compound of oxygen with another chemical element.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : ox(ygène), oxygen; see oxygen + (ac)ide, acid (from Latin acidus, tart, acid; see acid).]

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Archaic French oxide (now oxyde).

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