Definition of 'oxide'
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That rocket was fuelled by burning nitrous oxide with rubber. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is rare to find somewhere still selling nitrous oxide so openly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then there was another muddle involving iron oxide. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Mothers would rush to bring nappies in from the line before they became tainted by the deadly airborne iron oxide. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its reddish colour comes from iron oxide - rust. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It contains copper and iron oxide and was brought from the copper mines by women who were then often hired to paint the wooden buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most experiments have suggested that oxygen must be present -- probably in the form of iron oxide dissolved in molten iron. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)THE planet's reddish appearance is due to iron oxide. The Sun (2009)The planet's red hue is caused by an abundance of iron oxide (rust! The Sun (2009)It came from the earth as iron oxide, and it's going to go back. The Sun (2008)But the research wasn't all a giggle: nitrous oxide was also found to be a useful anaesthetic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This American comic is cinematic nitrous oxide - producing enough laughing gas to lift a thousand balloon rides into the sky. The Sun (2015)It wasn't a leak of hydrogen that ended the airship era, but a flammable mix of aluminium powder and iron oxide used to paint its hull. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'oxide'
British English: oxide NOUN
An oxide is a compound of oxygen and another chemical element.
The atoms combine to form molecules of iron oxide, or rust.
Definition of oxide from the Collins English Dictionary
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