Definitions

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

  • Oxygen, especially additional oxygen: oxyacetylene.

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  • Concerning oxygen
  • Sharp, keen, acute, pungent, acid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A compound containing oxygen.
  • A compound containing the hydroxyl group, more properly designated by hydroxy-. See hydroxy-.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to an ox; resembling an ox; bovine.
  • Wet; soft; spongy: applied to land.
  • n. In chem., a prefix indicating that the substance named contains oxygen. In almost all cases it is chemically synonymous with hydroxy-, which is to be preferred.

Etymologies

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

From oxygen.

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From the Ancient Greek ὀξύς (oxus, "sharp").

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