Part of speech: noun

Any binary compound of oxygen, as iron rust.

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Usage examples "oxide":

  1. In 1774, Joseph Priestly, a nonconformist minister, schoolmaster, and tutor, discovered oxygen by heating red oxide of mercury. - "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
  2. The acid in no way is altered, except in its combination with the oxide of zinc, which is produced. - "The Chemical History Of A Candle", Michael Faraday.
  3. The zones of oxide ores, secondary sulphide ores, and primary or protores are in most silver deposits much less regular and much less definitely marked than in the case of copper ores. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.