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Oxide   /ˈɑksˌaɪd/   Listen

Any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical.

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"Oxide" Quotes from Famous Books

... and oxygen,' he was saying, 'are very interesting. Nitrous oxide, you know, is what they call Laughing Gas. You heat solid nitrate of ammonia, and that makes protoxide of ...
— A Life's Morning • George Gissing

... power of overcoming the spasms of the muscles, or allaying any severe pain which is not attended by inflammation. The class includes a great many, but the most safe and serviceable are ammonia, assafoetida, galbanum, valerian, bark, ether, camphor, opium, and chloroform; with the minerals, oxide of ...
— Enquire Within Upon Everything - The Great Victorian Domestic Standby • Anonymous

... are not long in discovering that their best dyed black hats become of a rusty brown; and similar effects are produced on some other colours. The brown is, in fact, rust. Most, if not all, the usual black colours have iron for a basis, the black oxide of which is developed by galls, logwood, or other substances containing gallic acid. Now the sea-air contains a proportion of the muriates over which it is wafted; and these coming in contact with any thing dyed ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Volume 14, No. 406, Saturday, December 26, 1829. • Various

... another of sugar of lead. Well! a lump of sugar of lead lies among other artefacts on the shelf of a collector; and with it a label, "Take care! this is not sugar, though it looks so, but crystallized oxide of lead, and it is a deadly poison." A man reads this label, and yet takes and swallows the lump. Would Taylor assert that the man was made to swallow a poison? Now this (would the Romanist say) is precisely the case of the consecrated elements, only putting food and antidote for poison; ...
— The Literary Remains Of Samuel Taylor Coleridge • Edited By Henry Nelson Coleridge

Words linked to "Oxide" :   zinc oxide, red lead, oxidize, aluminum oxide, barium oxide, calx, lime, minium, chemical compound, unslaked lime, zirconia, titania, compound, flowers of zinc, oxidise, hydrated oxide, deuterium oxide, philosophers' wool, fluxing lime, philosopher's wool, calcined lime, silica, burnt lime, quicklime, hydrated aluminium oxide

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