Definitions

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

  • n. A binary compound of an element or radical with oxygen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A binary chemical compound of oxygen with another chemical element.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A binary compound of oxygen with an atom or radical, or a compound which is regarded as binary

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See oxid.

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

  • n. any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical

Etymologies

French : ox(ygène), oxygen; see oxygen + (ac)ide, acid (from Latin acidus, tart, acid; see acid).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Archaic French oxide (now oxyde). (Wiktionary)

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