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Definitions for monoxide
mɒnˈɒk saɪd, məˈnɒk-monox·ide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monoxide(noun)

    an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule


  1. monoxide(Noun)

    any oxide containing a single oxygen atom in each molecule or formula unit

  2. Origin: Formed as ; compare the earlier dioxide, pentoxide, and tetroxide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monoxide(noun)

    an oxide containing one atom of oxygen in each molecule; as, barium monoxide

  2. Origin: [Mon- + oxide.]


  1. Monoxide

    A monoxide is any oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule. For example, Potassium oxide, has only one atom of oxygen, and is thus a monoxide. Water is also a monoxide; see dihydrogen monoxide hoax. A well known monoxide is carbon monoxide; see carbon monoxide poisoning. Most of the members of the Periodic Table form oxides when oxidized. There are two main types of oxides: monoxides and dioxides. Monoxides such as silicon monoxide only exist at high temperatures. Among monoxides, CO is neutral, GeO is distinctly acidic, and SnO and PbO are amphoteric.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Monoxide

    mo-nok′sīd, n. an oxide containing a single oxygen atom in combination with two univalent atoms or one bivalent atom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monoxide in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monoxide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of monoxide in a Sentence

  1. Mieczyslaw Kaczmarczyk:

    Inside there are highly effective, catalytic gas burners which burn the gas superbly. Their unique feature is that the combustion of gas occurs at a very high temperature, about 800 degrees (Celsius). Therefore the gas burns completely, it burns very accurately, and harmful gases such as carbon monoxide or nitrogen oxides are not produced.

  2. Thomas Eissenberg:

    Both the laboratory and the naturalistic studies are consistent with one another, that water pipe tobacco smoke contains many toxicants, including nicotine that causes dependence, tobacco-specific nitrosamines that cause cancer, carbon monoxide that causes cardiovascular disease, and now benzene that causes leukemia, and water pipe tobacco smokers have these same toxicants in their bodies after they smoke tobacco in a water pipe.

  3. James Reese:

    There is some discontent between factions in the camps, and the weather is brutal, people are trying to sleep in cars, and carbon monoxide poisoning is a concern. There are over 100 vehicles in snow banks crashed on the side of the road. People are trying to leave but don’t know where to go. Visibility is about 50 feet. If you aren’t ready for this environment, you will die.

  4. Lloyd Edwards:

    To keep his seven children warm, (Todd) bought a generator, it went out and the carbon monoxide consumed them.

  5. Sharon Cooksey:

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that a carbon monoxide alarm be placed on every floor of the home and also outside of every sleeping area.

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