Meaning of OXIDE in English



also ox·yde ˈäkˌsīd also -_sə̇d

( -s )

Etymology: French oxide (now oxyde ), from ox- (from oxygène oxygen) + -ide (from acide acid) — more at oxygen


a. : a binary compound of oxygen with an element

water is hydrogen oxide

oxides of iron

— compare ozonide , peroxide , rust 1a, superoxide

b. : a compound of oxygen with one or more metallic elements

many minerals (as spinels) are double or multiple oxides

2. : a compound (as ethylene oxide) of oxygen with an organic radical : ether 3b

diphenyl oxide

• ox·id·ic (ˈ)äk|sidik adjective

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.