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

  • n. Any of various, often explosive chemicals formed by attachment of ozone to the double bond of an unsaturated compound and used in analytical chemistry to locate such bonds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the univalent anion, O3-, derived from ozone
  • n. any dark red salt of this anion and a metal
  • n. any of a number of explosive organic compounds containing a -O-O-O- group
  • n. any of a class of heterocycles, containing two carbon atoms (in positions 3 and 5) and three oxygen atoms (in positions 1, 2 and 4) produced by the reaction of ozone with a carbon to carbon double bond; the 1,2,4-trioxolanes

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance formerly supposed to contain as a constituent ozone or the specially active form of oxygen. The term is sometimes rather vaguely applied to a substance capable of producing ozone.

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

  • n. any of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound


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