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Peroxide

Peroxide Meaning & Definition
Peroxide Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Peroxide?

[n] a viscous liquid with strong oxidizing properties; a powerful bleaching agent; also used as a disinfectant and (in strong concentrations) as an oxidant in rocket fuels
[n] an inorganic compound containing the divalent ion -O-O-
[v] bleach with peroxide, as of hair

Synonyms | Synonyms for Peroxide: hydrogen peroxide

Related Terms | Find terms related to Peroxide: achromatize | blanch | bleach | bleaching powder | chlorine | decolor | decolorize | dim | discolor | drain | drain of color | dull | etiolate | fade | fume | hydrochloric acid | hydrogen peroxide | lime | nitrogen tetroxide | oxalic acid | pale | sodium hypochlorite | sour | sulfur dioxide | sulfuric acid | tarnish | tone down | wash out | white sour | whiten

See Also | benzoyl peroxide | bleach | oxide

Peroxide In Webster's Dictionary

\Per*ox"ide\, n. (Chem.) An oxide containing more oxygen than some other oxide of the same element. Formerly peroxides were regarded as the highest oxides. Cf. {Per-}, 2.

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