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Meaning of PEROXIDE

Pronunciation:  pu'râksId

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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