Definition of oxide in English:

oxide

noun

  • A binary compound of oxygen with another element or group:

    ‘nitrogen oxide’
    • ‘Nitrates are formed from reacting nitric acid with metal oxides, hydroxides, or carbonates.’
    • ‘Exhaust from the automobile can contain carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, which are poisonous gases.’
    • ‘The gases, particularly sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen, then dissolve in water vapour in the air.’
    • ‘Power plants will be expected to reduce emissions of mercury, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.’
    • ‘It would set new caps for nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and mercury.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from oxygène oxygen + -ide (as in acide acid).

Pronunciation:

oxide

/ˈɒksʌɪd/