One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A compound containing two oxygen atoms bonded together in its molecule or as the anion O₂²⁻.
- ‘Similarly, concentrations of lipid peroxides, as indicators of lipid oxidation, were unchanged.’
- ‘Similar to peroxides, decomposition of disulfides results in the formation of sulfur-centered radicals.’
- ‘The process uses organic peroxides that do not rely on any accelerators.’
- ‘The increased accumulation of lipid peroxides is indicative of enhanced production of toxic oxygen species.’
- ‘Functions include detoxification of free radicals and peroxides, regulation of cell growth and protein function, and maintenance of immune function.’
- 1.1 Hydrogen peroxide, especially as used as a bleach for the hair.as modifier ‘a peroxide blonde’
- ‘I was brought up in West Bromwich, and spent my formative years dyeing my hair peroxide blonde and scowling a lot.’
- ‘She went to the bathroom to grab some peroxide water.’
- ‘Faith yelled, ‘I mean, yeah it looks nice, but really, who dies their hair with peroxide?’’
- ‘I followed my cousin's instructions and put a combination of peroxide, lemon juice and Sun-In through my black hair.’
- ‘Remember peroxide is bleach so test an inconspicuous spot first for color fastness.’
- ‘In over-the-counter treatments (like the strips you use), peroxide bleaches your pearly whites.’
- ‘‘I think it's important to be original,’ the 27-year-old with peroxide blonde hair said.’
- ‘Try here for ammonia and peroxide free hair dye.’
- ‘He had a bright purple suit on and had dyed his hair peroxide blond.’
- ‘A woman steps out, quite tall with peroxide blonde hair, looks English.’
- ‘Jason washed his hair in the tub while Emily mixed a light solution of peroxide and water to bleach his hair.’
- ‘I never shaved my head, but I definitely mixed my own packets of peroxide, and put big fat streaks of blonde in my hair.’
- ‘A tall, reedy blonde girl stood in front of her, chewing on a piece of her peroxide hair.’
- ‘It turns out that all permanent dye must use PPD to adhere to the hair shaft and peroxide to open it.’
- ‘Hair could be bleached with peroxide or dyed only black or brown.’
- ‘She had long peroxide colored hair and amazingly light hazel eyes.’
- ‘Jessica got some peroxide, some toilet paper, and a band-aid for me.’
- ‘Another time a girlfriend of mine introduced me to home perms, peroxide, and W - 2 solution.’
- ‘She dipped her hair in peroxide and fell asleep.’
- ‘Make poultice soaked with 20% peroxide (hair bleaching strength) and a few drops of ammonia.’
Bleach (hair) with peroxide.
make pale, turn pale, whiten, make pallid, turn pallid, lighten, grey, wash out, fade, blench, etiolate, decolorize, bleachView synonyms
- ‘His delicately peroxided locks also contribute to his irresistible charms.’
- ‘He was immediately recognisable for his peroxided hair.’
- ‘I am not convinced by her argument that peroxided hair came into vogue in the early 1920s, nor that the national fascination with blondes was strong in that decade.’
- ‘My agent filled them in that my hair had been peroxided and was very weak.’
- ‘It took half an hour before a certain table of heavily peroxided girls understood what an essence was.’
Early 19th century: from per- (sense 2)+ oxide.
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