Definition of oxide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

oxide

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BrE BrE//ˈɒksaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːksaɪd//
 
[uncountable, countable](chemistry)
 
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a compound of oxygen and another chemical element iron oxide an oxide of tin Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French, from oxygène ‘oxygen’ + -ide (as in acide ‘acid’).
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