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A chemical compound, especially an ionic compound, containing a hydroxyl group.
1. (Elements & Compounds) a base or alkali containing the ion OH–
2. (Elements & Compounds) any compound containing an -OH group
hy•drox•ide(haɪˈdrɒk saɪd, -sɪd)
a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group.
An inorganic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl radical, OH. Metal hydroxides are bases and nonmetal hydroxides are acids.
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|Noun||1.||hydroxide - a compound of an oxide with water|
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
aluminium hydroxide, aluminum hydroxide, hydrated aluminium oxide, hydrated aluminum oxide - white crystalline compound that occurs naturally as the mineral gibbsite
calcium hydrate, calcium hydroxide, caustic lime, hydrated lime, lime, lime hydrate, slaked lime - a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
magnesium hydroxide - a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
caustic potash, potash, potassium hydroxide - a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
|2.||hydroxide - a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group|