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Meaning of PEROXIDE

Pronunciation:  pu'râksId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
  2. [n]  an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-
  3. [v]  bleach with peroxide, as of hair
 

PEROXIDE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: hydrogen peroxide
 
 See Also: benzoyl peroxide, bleach, oxide

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*ox"ide\, n. (Chem.)
An oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the
same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest
oxides. Cf. {Per-}, 2.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: achromatize, blanch, bleach, bleaching powder, chlorine, decolor, decolorize, dim, discolor, drain, drain of color, dull, etiolate, fade, fume, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen peroxide, lime, nitrogen tetroxide, oxalic acid, pale, sodium hypochlorite, sour, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, tarnish, tone down, wash out, white sour, whiten
 

 

 

 

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