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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.
These non-molecular carbon dioxides may occur naturally in the high-pressure interiors of giant outer planets such as Neptune, Santoro says.