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A compound with two oxygen atoms per molecule.
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)
an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen, each bonded directly to an atom of a second element.
A compound containing two oxygen atoms per molecule.
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|Noun||1.||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