dioxide


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di·ox·ide

 (dī-ŏk′sīd)
n.
A compound with two oxygen atoms per molecule.

dioxide

(daɪˈɒksaɪd)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any oxide containing two oxygen atoms per molecule, both of which are bonded to an atom of another element
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for a peroxide4

di•ox•ide

(daɪˈɒk saɪd, -sɪd)

n.
an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen, each bonded directly to an atom of a second element.
[1840–50]

di·ox·ide

(dī-ŏk′sīd)
A compound containing two oxygen atoms per molecule.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dioxide - an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
nitrogen dioxide - a highly poisonous brown gas (NO2)
carbon dioxide, carbonic acid gas, CO2 - a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
chlorine dioxide - an explosive gas (ClO2) used chiefly in bleaching paper or starch or soap or flour and in water purification
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
sulfur dioxide, sulphur dioxide - a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain
Translations
dioksidi
dioxide

dioxide

[daɪˈɒksaɪd] Ndióxido m
see also carbon B
see also sulphur B

dioxide

[daɪˈɒksaɪd] ndioxyde m

dioxide

nDioxid nt

dioxide

[daɪˈɒksaɪd] n (Chem) → biossido
carbon dioxide → anidride f carbonica

dioxide

n dióxido
References in classic literature ?
So long as the excess of carbon dioxide in the blood was not sufficient to prevent heart action, the rykor would suffer only a diminution of vitality; but would still respond to the exciting agency of the kaldane's brain.
How to get rid of our excessive carbon dioxide without unduly wasting our oxygen is a delicate and vital question," said Challenger, looking round him after the five iron tubes had been laid side by side against the wall.
In the 2000 campaign, Bush effectively signed on to the potential deal, pledging both to revamp new source review and to support market-based legislation to cap power plant emissions of four smokestack pollutants, including carbon dioxide.
I would like to add a comment on how government policies can affect the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide when oil reservoirs are used to store C[O.
APPLICATION: Although a hot acid stage reduced the AOX analyzed in the subsequent chlorine dioxide stage, it was not effective in reducing the total stable AOX in the bleaching sequence.
announced in early December that it is beginning work on a $115-million project to further reduce sulphur dioxide emissions from its Copper Cliff operations by 34 per cent.
Until very recently, scientists thought carbon dioxide was the main culprit behind a warming Earth.
Oechel, the director of San Diego State University's Global Change Research Group, wants to look ahead to the mid-21st century to learn how these and similar ecosystems might grow as the air becomes increasingly rich in carbon dioxide.
It is the growth of trees that converts carbon dioxide into sugars, cellulose, and oxygen.
Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources, the report combines, analyzes and presents all available data about the titanium dioxide market.
It's big news that poison ivy thrives where there are higher concentrations of carbon dioxide ("Pumped-up Poison Ivy: Carbon dioxide boosts plant's size, toxicity," SN: 6/3/06, p.