Definition of suboxide in English:



  • An oxide containing the lowest or an unusually small proportion of oxygen.

    • ‘Grains of boron suboxide loom like boulders in this scanning electron microscope view.’
    • ‘Titanium suboxides form a class of ceramic materials possessing such technically interesting properties as electrical conductivity and solid lubrication.’
    • ‘Only diamonds and cubic boron nitride are harder than boron suboxide, which appears to have promising potential.’
    • ‘Experimental parameters for the highest yield of carbon suboxide depend on the precise molecular structure of the model compound or on the individual soil sample, respectively.’
    • ‘An O2 plasma anneal converted the suboxides to titanium oxide and improved electrical performance.’