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titanium dioxide

n.
A white powder, TiO2, used as an exceptionally opaque white pigment.
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titanium dioxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white insoluble powder occurring naturally as rutile and used chiefly as a pigment of high covering power and durability. Formula: TiO2. Also called: titanium oxide, titanic oxide or titania
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tita′nium diox′ide


n.
a white water-insoluble powder, TiO2, used in white pigments and plastics.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.titanium dioxide - a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durabilitytitanium dioxide - a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durability
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
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